[R] order() on vector with Inf's

Murray Jorgensen maj at stats.waikato.ac.nz
Thu Jan 23 10:38:13 CET 2003

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
On Thu, 23 Jan 2003, Murray Jorgensen wrote:
[useful suggestions omitted]

llbet[llbet==Inf] <- -Inf

should correct the problem, but why not correct the calculation?

Not a bad idea, but the numerical difficulties always occur well away 
from the likelihood maximum, and I'm only looking for reasonable 
starting values.

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