ihaka at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Thu Apr 24 22:05:24 CEST 1997
Fredrik Glockner writes:
> I read in the FAQ that `Inf'-values are not supported in R. I find
> this kinda awkward, as I use `Inf' quite often in S-Plus, and hence
> need to rewrite my programs to fit them into R.
> Is R planned to support `Inf' in the near future?
Not the immediate future. The problem is that Infs will have to separated
from NAs and the changes needed are spread throughout the interpreter code.
Given a recent discussion on S-news, we probably need to think fairly
carefully about carefully Inf, NaN and NA.
It's on the list, but we have bigger problems (Libraries/Modules will
get my immediate attention).
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