# [R] R2.11.1 seq.int difference between by and length.out

Alexander juschitz_alexander at yahoo.de
Tue Apr 10 18:14:34 CEST 2012

Thank you Michael

It is indeed the OS

identical(seq.int(0,1,length.out = 11), seq.int(0,1, by = 0.1)) # FALSE

Michael Weylandt wrote
>
> What difference is it you are worried about:?
>
> identical(seq.int(0,1,length.out = 11), seq.int(0,1, by = 0.1)) # TRUE
>
> Though that may be OS dependent.
>
> M
>
> On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:51 AM, Alexander <juschitz_alexander@>
> wrote:
>>
>> Berend Hasselman wrote
>>>
>>> On 10-04-2012, at 15:54, Alexander wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am working under R2.11.1 Windows and I was wondering why there is a
>>>> difference between
>>>>
>>>> seq.int(0,1,by=0.1)[4]-0.3
>>>> seq.int(0,1,length.out=11)[4]-0.3
>>>>
>>>> there is also the fact that
>>>>
>>>> seq(0,1,by=0.1)[4]-0.3
>>>> seq(0,1,length.out=11)[4]-0.3
>>>>
>>>> but I think this can be explained by floating precision...
>>>
>>>
>>> R FAQ:  http://cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html
>>>
>>> 7.31 Why doesn't R think these numbers are equal?
>>>
>> This explains what the difference, but the problem for
>>
>> seq(2)*seq(2)==2
>>
>> is not the same as
>>
>> 0.3+0.1-0.4==0
>>
>> There must be a difference in the calculation for by and length.out in
>> seq.int otherwise there wouldn't be a difference in seq.int
>>
>> seq.int(0,1,length.out=11)[4]-seq.int(0,1,by=0.1)[4]
>>
>> I am more interested in the generation of the sequence...
>>
>>
>> Berend Hasselman wrote
>>>
>>> Berend
>>>
>>>
>>>
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