[ADMB Users] FW: less-than issue in ADMB-RE? (probably boneheaded)

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Mon May 23 22:43:49 PDT 2011

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On 11-05-26 08:22 PM, dave fournier wrote:
> You know when you want to park in a parking lot and several cars are
> parked incorrectly
> so you have to park incorrectly. Then they all leave and you are left
> looking like an idiot
> parked across two lines in an empty parking lot.
> I originally implemented the comparison for dvariable type stuff, but as
> C+ compilers developed
> they kept changing the function matching rules so that one would would
> errors over ambiguous matches
> to several functions.  then the code gets filled with ever increasing
> conditions for different compilers.
> I decided it was easier to just use the value function for comparison. 
> Now the compilers are pretty
> well standardized i.e. the other cars are gone.

  So is the recommendation to use value(x(i)) for comparison ... ?  I
see that value() is documented on p. 13-2 (148/185 in the PDF) of the
ADMB manual ... is there anywhere else to look ?

  Ben Bolker

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