[R-pkgs] New version of actuar

Vincent Goulet vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca
Wed May 20 02:50:36 CEST 2009

Dear useRs,

A new version of actuar is available since last Friday. This is mainly  
a bugfix release. From the NEWS file:

Version 1.0-2


o m<foo>() and lev<foo>() now return Inf instead of NaN for infinite
moments. (Thanks to David Humke for the idea.)


o Non-ascii characters in one R source file prevented compilation of
the package in a C locale (at least on OS X).

o For probability laws that have a strictly positive mode or a mode
at zero depending on the value of one or more shape parameters,
d<foo>(0, ...) did not handle correctly the case exactly at the
boundary condition.

actuar is a package offering additional actuarial science  
functionality to R, mostly in the fields of loss distributions, risk  
theory (including ruin theory), simulation of compound hierarchical  
models and credibility theory

See also: http://www.actuar-project.org.

Vincent Goulet, Associate Professor
École d'actuariat
Université Laval, Québec
vincent.goulet at act.ulaval.ca   http://vgoulet.act.ulaval.ca

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