[Rd] eigen in beta

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 10 19:57:39 CEST 2007

We are only aware of better behaviour from LAPACK 3.1 (which is what I 
suppose you are talking about, that is R compiled with its internal 

But in at least one case that means finding a complex set of eigenvalues 
where previously a real one was found.

On Tue, 10 Apr 2007, Paul Gilbert wrote:

> I am having some trouble with a case where  eigen in R-beta  gives a
> different largest value than in previous versions of R. Other values
> seem to be the same. Before I spend too much time, is anyone aware of a
> problem (symmetric = FALSE, only.values = TRUE).
> Paul Gilbert
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