[R] help(arima) return value typo?

Rolf Turner rolf at math.unb.ca
Mon Aug 2 20:49:04 CEST 2004

Brian Ripley wrote:

> Hint: you don't think all unassigned calls to options() or 
> library.dynam() are bugs or typos, do you?

No I don't actually.  But I see them as operating in a context
in which ``side effects'' are desirable.  I of course considered
the possibility that the call ``arimaSS(x,mod)'' was there for
an induced side effect, but since that sort of thing is generally
considered very bad R programming I dismissed the notion out
of hand.


						Rolf Turner

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