R-alpha: lines, nlm, save and suggestions

Kurt Hornik (Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Mon, 25 Nov 1996 07:21:55 +0100


Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1996 07:21:55 +0100
Message-Id: <199611250621.HAA14126@aragorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at>
From: Kurt Hornik <Kurt.Hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
To: Philippe Lambert <phlamber@luc.ac.be>
Subject: R-alpha: lines, nlm, save and suggestions
In-Reply-To: <9611242342.AA07096@alpha.luc.ac.be>

>>>>> On Mon, 25 Nov 1996 00:42:09 +0100 (MET),
>>>>> Philippe Lambert <phlamber@luc.ac.be> said:

> Part 1: problem with the LINES instructions
> ======

> Here is an example of a line command that leads to a break down of
> my X Window server:

>> x <- 1:50
>> y <- 0.0001*x
>> z <- NULL
>> x
>  [1]  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
> [26] 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
>> y
>  [1] 0.0001 0.0002 0.0003 0.0004 0.0005 0.0006 0.0007 0.0008 0.0009 0.0010
> [11] 0.0011 0.0012 0.0013 0.0014 0.0015 0.0016 0.0017 0.0018 0.0019 0.0020
> [21] 0.0021 0.0022 0.0023 0.0024 0.0025 0.0026 0.0027 0.0028 0.0029 0.0030
> [31] 0.0031 0.0032 0.0033 0.0034 0.0035 0.0036 0.0037 0.0038 0.0039 0.0040
> [41] 0.0041 0.0042 0.0043 0.0044 0.0045 0.0046 0.0047 0.0048 0.0049 0.0050
>> z
> NULL

>> plot(x,y)
>> lines(x,z,lty=4)

> leads to the error message

> ...

This does not happen on my plain Debian GNU/Linux 1.1.x (Linux 2.0.x
ELF) system.  Within a few seconds, the graphics window gets filled with
a few vertical lines, and the prompt is back.

> Part 4: a last suggestion
> ======

> Do you think that it would be a good idea to add a subdirectory on
> each mirror containing user-contributed R (and compatible S) functions
> (with possibly a further subdirectory where one can upload code at an
> "alpha" stage)? I do not know how much work maintaining such sites
> would require.

It would be an EXCELLENT idea!

-k
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