Re: [Rd] loess() crashes R on my system

From: Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.tu-dortmund.de>
Date: Sat, 02 Jan 2010 15:34:40 +0100

Dennis Murphy wrote:
> Greetings and happy new year!
>
> I am in the process of converting some of the old S-PLUS scripts from
> Visualizing Data (Cleveland, 1993)
> into lattice. In fact, I did most of it several years ago, and at the time,
> all of the scripts that contained
> loess() worked fine. Tonight, I ran most of the scripts again, but every one
> that I tried with a
> loess() call crashed R. I tried it in two sessions, one with an existing
> .Rdata and in another
> directory without one. The call below, isolated from its script, is one of
> the culprits:
>
> with(ethanol, loess(NOx ~ C * E, span = 1/3, degree = 2,
> parametric = "C", drop.square = "C", family="s"))

I just did

replicate(1000, with(ethanol, loess(NOx ~ C * E, span = 1/3, degree = 2,

           parametric = "C", drop.square = "C", family="s")))

under Windows XP SP3 with R-2.10.1 / lattice_0.17-26 and it worked fine: Sorry, I cannot reproduce it.

You forgot to report your lattice version below.

Best,
Uwe Ligges

> In response to the Posting Guide, when I say 'crash' I mean that the system
> abnormally terminated
> R when this line or any other one that invokes loess() is run. I'm running
> the binary version of 2.10.1
> on a Dell Studio 15 with Windows 7 Home Premium.
>
> This is the first time I've ever experienced something like this in the
> decade that I've used R. What's
> more surprising is that it occurred with such a common function. Since I
> haven't seen any postings
> of this type, it's probably something on my end, but I don't know what.
> Since it shut down the
> program, I felt compelled to report it.
>
> I am subscribed to r-help but not r-devel, so please cc any response to me.
> Thanks in advance for
> any assistance.
>
> Dennis Murphy
>

>> sessionInfo()

> R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
> i386-pc-mingw32
>
> locale:
> [1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252
> [2] LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252
> [3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252
> [4] LC_NUMERIC=C
> [5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] tools_2.10.1
>
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