[R] Inconsistency of 1^NA=1 vs. 1.1^NA=NA
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Thu Nov 17 21:42:15 CET 2016
On Nov 17, 2016 11:55 AM, "Thierry Onkelinx" <thierry.onkelinx at inbo.be>
> Dear Da,
> NA represents an unknown value x. 1 ^ x = 1 for all possible values of x.
> Hence 1 ^ NA = 1.
That is false. For any n, n-1 of the nth roots of 1 differ from 1(they are
complex). I don't have my computer with me. What does (1+ 0i)^ NA give?
> Best regards,
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> 2016-11-17 20:19 GMT+01:00 Da Zheng <zhengda1936 at gmail.com>:
> > Hello,
> > I just realized that 1^NA outputs 1 while 1.1^NA outputs NA in R v3.3.1
> > R v3.2.3.
> > I tried other values such as 0^NA and 2^NA, and they all output NA.
> > I don't understand this inconsistency here. Shouldn't 1^NA output NA as
> > well? Why does R handle it differently? Or is this a bug in these
> > particular versions of R?
> > Thanks,
> > Da
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