> For the real problem, the R source (in C), It's simple > to work around the fact that > qcauchy(0, log=TRUE) > for Morten's code proposal gives -Inf instead of +Inf.

Ouch. Good catch. Here is what happened: I reduced 1-exp(x) to -expm1(x) which is actual wrong for x=0 because the results will be differently signed zeros. I should have reduced 1-exp(x) to 0-expm1(x). In light of this, any use of R_DT_qIv and R_DT_CIv might have the same problem. (But, quite frankly, all uses of R_DT_qIv should be eliminated anyway. Only qnorm seems to be using it without killing the right-tail and the log cases.) Morten ______________________________________________ R-devel@stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel