[Rd] Something strange in cor.test in R-1.8.0 (PR#4718)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 23 14:05:43 MEST 2003
On 23 Oct 2003, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at writes:
> > > Probably, but of a nasty kind which I think we need to get to the
> > > bottom of. As I see it there are two possible causes
> > > 1. A bug in a Windows library or compiler. Potentially that could
> > > affect everything else.
> > > 2. A bug in ctest that just happens only to cause visible damage on
> > > Windows, but perhaps invisible damage elsewhere.
> > > Either way, I think we need to investigate.
> > As Brian had written earlier in this thread, we need a reproducible
> > example. If Duncan's example can be reproduced on Windows but not on
> > Linux (and I cannot), odds are in favor of the problem being Windows
> > specific.
> No, odds are in favor of the *symptom* being Windows-specific. See
> above... Problem is, we need a Windows guru to debug in that case.
cor.test.default calls the second arg of prho as as.integer(q + 1), but
someone altered the C code (at the last minute before 1.8.0 was frozen) to
So I think Peter is probably right.
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