[R] Re: your mail on `Integer overflow in sum(.)'
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 29 07:57:53 CET 2002
On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Chris Wen wrote:
> I am a newbie of R...
> What does the following message mean when I tried running a summary() on a
> Warning message:
> Integer overflow in sum(.); use sum(as.numeric(.))
It means that you are taking the mean of some very large integers, and
the calculation is overflowing. It is just a warning.
This will not happen in the next release of R.
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