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Re: EmpiricalDistribution bug

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  • Subject: [mg122975] Re: EmpiricalDistribution bug
  • From: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Nov 2011 06:45:26 -0500 (EST)
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  • Reply-to: drmajorbob at yahoo.com

There's NEVER "a code patch that can be applied right away". Wolfram  
doesn't do things that way.

All things in good time. I reported a bug, once, and got word it was fixed  
-- six years later.

Bobby

On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 05:22:10 -0600, Mark Fisher <particlefilter at gmail.com>  
wrote:

> Here is a (bad) bug involving EmpriicalDistribution:
>
> PDF[EmpiricalDistribution[{1}], 1]
>
> produces error messages and returns
>
> Boole[{1}[[GeometricFunctions`BinarySearch[{{1}, "Sorted"}, 1]]] ==
>    1] {1}[[GeometricFunctions`BinarySearch[{{1}, "Sorted"}, 1]]]
>
> Here is an (awkward) workaround:
>
> PDF[EmpiricalDistribution[{1}], x] /. x -> 1
>
> which returns 1.
>
> I have submitted this to support at wolfram.com, but I'm hoping someone
> lurking from wolfram will look into this and figure out a code patch
> that can be applied right away. Thanks.
>
> --Mark
>
> "8.0 for Microsoft Windows (64-bit) (October 7, 2011)"
>


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