[R] How to report bugs?

Don MacQueen macq at llnl.gov
Fri May 17 17:48:00 CEST 2002

It's not unusual for R users (like me!) to think they've found a bug, 
when in fact it's their own error. I would like to ask, however, 
about the situation where a user has studied the situation enough to 
be very confident they've found a bug.

In that case, what procedure would the R core team like users to follow:

   1) post to r-help, then wait for a confirmation and request to 
report as a bug

   2) simultaneously report as bug, and post to r-help

   3) report as bug (only)

Perhaps the answer could be added to the R FAQ section on bugs?

Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA
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