Re: weibull plot on weibull scaled paper

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg116663] Re: weibull plot on weibull scaled paper*From*: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>*Date*: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 05:24:12 -0500 (EST)

On 2/22/11 at 1:12 PM, btreat1 at austin.rr.com (DrMajorBob) wrote: >This gave the FindRoot:jsing error on the first try just now... and >also the third try. >dist = WeibullDistribution[7, 200]; >data = RandomVariate[dist, 300]; >ProbabilityScalePlot[data, "Weibull"] >QuantilePlot[data, dist] >So the error is not unusual. Hmmm... If I copy and paste just dist = WeibullDistribution[7, 200]; data = RandomVariate[dist, 300]; ProbabilityScalePlot[data, "Weibull"] into a single cell then execute it, I see the error you reported. Alternatively, if I type the above by hand into a single cell I still see the error you reported consistently. Or I can copy each line one by one pasting each into a cell then execute each line before pasting the next and still get the error. But if I enter each line by hand into individual cells, I don't see the error. So, there appears to be a bug somewhere. That is, the various ways I've described above of doing the computation should all behave identically.