[R] Surprising behavior using seq()

P Ehlers ehlers at ucalgary.ca
Mon Nov 15 15:50:52 CET 2010

Vadim Patsalo wrote:
> Patrick and Bert,
> Thank you both for you replies to my question. I see how my naïve expectations fail to floating point arithmetic. However, I still believe there is an underlying problem.
> It seems to me that when asked,
>> c(7.7, 7.8, 7.9) %in% seq(4, 8, by=0.1)
> R should return TRUE in all instances. %in% is testing set membership... in that way, shouldn't it be using all.equal() (instead of the implicit '=='), as Patrick suggests the R inferno?
> Is there a convenient way to test set membership using all.equal()? In particular, can you do it (conveniently) when the lengths of the numeric lists are different?
This looks like a job for zapsmall; check ?zapsmall.

   -Peter Ehlers

> Thanks again for your reply!
> Vadim
> On Nov 13, 2010, at 5:46 AM, Patrick Burns wrote:
>> See Circle 1 of 'The R Inferno'.
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