Re: [R] Error: Bad value

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 09:27:16 +0000 (GMT)

Please don't multiple post:

https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2008-January/150004.html

is the same message. As you didn't follow the posting guide, you did not get a reply from me the first time (and nor it seems from anyone else).

On Fri, 11 Jan 2008, Sven Garbade wrote:

> Hi list,
>
> from time to time I got an "Error: bad value" and must restart R. The
> mail archives suggests memory corruption, but I do not run "special" C
> code, only base R calls.

Yes, it indicates memory corruption, but not necessarily 'bad RAM'. It indicates that some of R's basic structures are broken. Without the reproducible example asked for, we can't help further (but from the message I can tell that this comes from a package, not base R).

> I use R release 2.6.22 on a Debian GNU/Linux (version "testing") on a

There is no such version of R.

> i686 machine with 2 GB RAM, kernel version 2.6.22. R was installed with
> deb-Packages from CRAN. "memtest86+" (Version 3.3-2) doesn't find
> corrupted RAM.
>
> Any suggestions? Thanks, Sven
>
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