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Re: [Bug-gsl] error in gsl_ran_poisson (II)

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: [Bug-gsl] error in gsl_ran_poisson (II)
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 15:53:14 +0000

César Enrique García Dabó writes:
 >  1) Find enclosed an attachment with a test program. The problem arises for
 >      mu>4e9, instead of 4e10 as pointed in previous mail.


Thanks for the bug report.

The return values from the discrete distributions are unsigned
integers, which have a maximum value of 2^32 = 4.29x10^9 on 32-bit
machines.  Beyond this the algorithm will not work due to overflow.

I will make a note in the manual about it.

best regards,

Brian Gough

Network Theory Ltd,
Publishing the GSL Manual - http://www.network-theory.co.uk/gsl/manual/

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