[R] dbinom and Catherine Loader

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Apr 7 15:38:42 CEST 2007

On Fri, 6 Apr 2007, ted.harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk wrote:

> There has been past correspondence regarding Catherine Loader's
> Bell Labs (oops, Lucent) paper
>  "Fast and Accurate Computation of Binomial Probabilities"
> which gives the algorithm on which R's dbinom() is based.
> The original URL given in the R documentation "?dbinom" is:
> http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/ms/departments/sia/catherine/dbinom

Untrue!  It gives


and has since 1 Feb 2006.  See


> PLEASE do read the posting guide
> http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html

You don't state your version of R as we do ask, but it seems long 

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