[Rd] Advice on how to arrange fix of buglet

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Mon Oct 26 08:50:27 CET 2009

>>>>> "JN" == Prof John C Nash <nashjc at uottawa.ca>
>>>>>     on Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:53:43 -0400 writes:

    JN> Recently I reported a small bug in optim's SANN method
    JN> failing to report that it had exceeded the maximum
    JN> function evaluation limit in the convergence code. This
    JN> is a small enough matter that I was reluctant to create
    JN> a full-blown bug report. Indeed in the optimx package
    JN> Ravi Varadhan and I have been developing on r-forge
    JN> (under the OptimizeR project) it was a minimal work
    JN> around to fix the matter in our wrapper that
    JN> incorporates optim() and a number of other tools. While
    JN> I don't normally do C code, I could likely figure out a
    JN> fix for optim too.

    JN> My query is about how to best get this done without
    JN> causing a lot of work for others i.e., where to I send
    JN> patches etc. I expect there are a number of similar
    JN> issues for different areas of R and its documentation,
    JN> and a clarification from someone in the core team could
    JN> streamline things. Maybe the bug system is still the
    JN> right place?

Yes, and in R the function bug.report() 


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