[Rd] Advice on how to arrange fix of buglet

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sat Oct 24 18:49:05 CEST 2009


I guess it is time to file a bug report given it has not been done so 
far and noody found the time to look at ir so far.


Prof. John C Nash wrote:
> Recently I reported a small bug in optim's SANN method failing to report 
> that it had exceeded the maximum function evaluation limit in the 
> convergence code. This is a small enough matter that I was reluctant to 
> create a full-blown bug report. Indeed in the optimx package Ravi 
> Varadhan and I have been developing on r-forge (under the OptimizeR 
> project) it was a minimal work around to fix the matter in our wrapper 
> that incorporates optim() and a number of other tools. While I don't 
> normally do C code, I could likely figure out a fix for optim too.
> My query is about how to best get this done without causing a lot of 
> work for others i.e., where to I send patches etc. I expect there are a 
> number of similar issues for different areas of R and its documentation, 
> and a clarification from someone in the core team could streamline 
> things. Maybe the bug system is still the right place?
> Cheers, JN
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