[R] computing functions with Euler's number (e^n)

Berend Hasselman bhh at xs4all.nl
Thu Jul 14 19:50:01 CEST 2011

warmstron1 wrote:
> I solved this in two ways:
> 1. "**" was necessary to raise (-dummy + 1) to the power of B.  "^"
> doesn't work here, for some reason.
> ...

Using which version R on which platform?

Most strange. The help page for "Arithmetic operators" clearly states in a
Note that  "** is translated in the parser to ^, ..."

In R-2.13.1 on Mac OS X I see no difference between results for ^ and **.


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