[Rd] qbeta function (FYI, compiler bug)
Peter Dalgaard BSA
07 Jan 2002 17:59:24 +0100
Morten Welinder <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > this is just to let you know that the qbeta function, which was
> > copied from R into Gnumeric, has been confirmed to be miscompiled
> > by gcc 2.96 on Linux. (That's Red Hat's compiler.)
> Which version? The ones in RH 7.1 and later has seemed to be quite
> solid [...]
> The problem is seen with "gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1
> 2.96-98)". That would appear to be newer than yours.
> 0.64 is 2.5 years old! Several things have been fixed since then,
> Ahem, :-) I did look at some point and nothing much had changed.
> I've put it on my todo list to have a look. (We might switch to
> GSL since that has more code that we would like to offload from
> our backs. Also, the packing seems to be nicer. On the other hand,
> I have no idea of how reliable it is.)
GSL doesn't seem to have the distribution functions. Lots of random
variable generation, but no pbeta/qbeta and friends. In general, the
support for statistical analysis is quite weak and strongly slanted
towards physics applications.
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