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From Ole Ersoy <>
Subject Re: [math] RealVector.isInfinite() mixes in Nan check?
Date Sat, 26 Dec 2015 21:15:10 GMT

On 12/26/2015 02:41 PM, Phil Steitz wrote:
> On 12/26/15 11:12 AM, Gilles wrote:
>> On Sat, 26 Dec 2015 10:21:30 -0600, Ole Ersoy wrote:
>>> In RealVector there is an isInfinite() method that checks for
>>> isInfinite() and isNan() at the same time.  If any coordinate is
>>> infinite, it will return true...unless a value is Nan...then it will
>>> return false.  I'm probably missing something...but it seems like
>>> isInfinite() should return true if the 'isInfinite' condition
>>> matches,
>>> without the check for Nan mixed in?
>> I'd think that if any component is NaN then "isInfinite" should
>> indeed
>> be false.
> Right.  That is what we advertise and do now. Looking at the
> implementation, it is a bit lazy, though, as it calls isNaN instead
> of just interleaving the NaN check in one pass through the array.
> We should fix that.
>> But in that case, it does not mean that all components are finite...
>> Perhaps it would be less surprising to have a method "isFinite" (no
>> infinities and no NaNs).
> Do you have a use case for such a method?  In fact, neither isNaN
> nor isInifinite is used anywhere in [math].  Could be deprecation
> candidates.
Thumbs up for deprecating.


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