[R] rgamma problem (was Re: R-1.1.0 is released)

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Jun 15 18:54:56 CEST 2000

>>>>> "Faheem" == Faheem Mitha <faheem at email.unc.edu> writes:

    Faheem> On 15 Jun 2000, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

    >>  I've rolled up R-1.1.0.tgz a moment ago.
    Faheem> [snipped]

    Faheem> There was a problem with rgamma giving answers for neg values
    Faheem> of paramters. Has this been fixed? Didn't see it on your list,
    Faheem> but it might have been fixed earlier. I haven't been keeping up
    Faheem> with the latest releases (still using 1.0.0). 

I think the problem is still open.  
The reason being that "the bug is partly a feature"
but I don't remember the details, and nobody followed up (and I don't have
time the next few days either).

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