# [R] How to use ifelse without invoking warnings

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Thu Oct 7 19:34:17 CEST 2021

```?suppressWarnings

> p <- .05
> k <- c(-1.2,-0.5, 1.5, 10.4)
> n <- 10
>
> ans <- ifelse (k >= -1 & k <= n, pbeta(p,k+1,n-k,lower.tail=FALSE),
ifelse (k < -1, 0, 1) )
Warning message:
In pbeta(p, k + 1, n - k, lower.tail = FALSE) : NaNs produced
>
> suppressWarnings(ans <- ifelse (k >= -1 & k <= n,
pbeta(p,k+1,n-k,lower.tail=FALSE), ifelse (k < -1, 0, 1) ))
## no warnings

Bert Gunter

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On Thu, Oct 7, 2021 at 10:21 AM Ravi Varadhan via R-help <
r-help using r-project.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to execute the following vectorized calculation:
>
>   ans <- ifelse (k >= -1 & k <= n, pbeta(p, k+1, n-k, lower.tail = FALSE),
> ifelse (k < -1, 0, 1) )
>
> For example:
>
>
> > k <- c(-1.2,-0.5, 1.5, 10.4)
> > n <- 10
> > ans <- ifelse (k >= -1 & k <= n, pbeta(p,k+1,n-k,lower.tail=FALSE),
> ifelse (k < -1, 0, 1) )
> Warning message:
> In pbeta(p, k + 1, n - k, lower.tail = FALSE) : NaNs produced
> > print(ans)
> [1] 0.000000000 0.006821826 0.254991551 1.000000000
>
> The answer is correct.  However, I would like to eliminate the annoying
> warnings.  Is there a better way to do this?
>
> Thank you,
> Ravi
>
>
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