[R] minor quirk in rnbinom

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Jun 14 18:47:59 CEST 2002

Mike Lonergan wrote:
> I don't want to spoil a nice joke, and recognise it's not a bug as it does
> have the intended effect, but the error message that is returned if rnbinom
> is given four parameters is slightly obscure:
> > rnbinom(0.5,0.5,0.5,0.5)
> Error in rnbinom(0.5, 0.5, 0.5, 0.5) : couldn't find function "error"

That's a bug, of course 

  error("prob and mu both specified")

should be

  stop("prob and mu both specified")

in that function.

[R-1.5.0 patched 2002-06-12, WinNT4.0]

Uwe Ligges
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