[R] error message re: max(i), but code and output seen O.K.

Sundar Dorai-Raj sdorairaj at gmail.com
Wed May 20 22:52:54 CEST 2009

This error is thrown if the argument to max is either NULL or length zero:

[~] Rscript -e "max(NULL)"
[1] -Inf
Warning message:
In max(NULL) : no non-missing arguments to max; returning -Inf
[~] Rscript -e "max(numeric(0))"
[1] -Inf
Warning message:
In max(numeric(0)) : no non-missing arguments to max; returning -Inf



On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Kirsten Miles <sirole.uva at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a researcher who is consistently get the warning message:
> In max(i) : no non-missing arguments to max; returning -Inf
> Best as I can tell the code is working properly and the output is as
> expected. I would like some help in understanding why he is getting this
> error message and what its implications are.  I have his code.
> Sincerely,
> Kirsten Miles
> Support Specialist
> Research Computing Lab
> Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library
> kdm3d at virginia.edu
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