[LON-CAPA-users] CAPA translator
Guy Albertelli II
Mon, 18 Mar 2002 17:51:27 -0500 (EST)
> I think I get it now. But now I'm curious, why does the <m> tag perform
> the conversion before the variable evaluation?
All tags do what ever they do before variable evaluation. All tags.
(Except <gnuplot>. I have recently learned it evaluates by default
before doing anything, we are discussing whether this should stay as
it is or not.)
> I also noticed that the sample problem below has another hidden topic to
> be explored. [We've probably discussed this all before, but the answers
> slip my mind.] The random function call below only has 2 arguments [which I
> believe was acceptable in CAPA, but is not in LON-CAPA]. LON-CAPA assumes
> the third argument to be a zero and hence sites it as an error [illegal
> division by zero].
Yep this was a bug fixed in the latest and greatest version of
> Is there an easy solution to this, such as adding a 2 as
> the third argument? [I say 2 instead of 1 due to the limits set forth in the
> CAPA manual for random(l,u,d) with l+d -> u]. How does CAPA handle the
> missing third argument?
By assuming 1.
email@example.com BM: n^20 t20 z20 qS
Guy Albertelli -7-9-8- O-
I would love to but . . . I prefer to remain an enigma.