Re: [R] Error message: Bad value

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 20:27:12 -0400

On 24/06/2008 3:12 PM, Toby Gass wrote:
> Dear R help,
>
> In the middle of my session, I started receiving the error
> message "bad value"
> regardless of what I entered. I had to close R and restart

> it. When the error
> occurred, I was creating basic lattice plots, with no other
> add-on packages running.
> I am running R through John Fox's XEmacs interface, XEmacs
> version
> 21.4.20 on a Windows XP Pro machine with 2 GB of RAM. I
> have had
> no other problems. I've found 2 similar reports in the
> R-help
> archive,
> neither of which was resolved; one of the earlier posters
> was running Linux.

That message is probably being printed in response to memory corruption.

> platform i386-pc-mingw32
> arch i386
> os mingw32
> system i386, mingw32
> status
> major 2
> minor 6.2

That version is a little old; 2.7.1 was just released. If you can make the error reproducible in a current version (or even in 2.6.2), it would be very helpful to post the recipe, and it will probably get fixed.

Duncan Murdoch

> year 2008
> month 02
> day 08
> svn rev 44383
> language R
> version.string R version 2.6.2 (2008-02-08)
>
> Previous reports are found here:
> http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e4/help/08/01/0686.html
> http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/e2/help/07/06/19095.html
>
> I do not need a response, unless there is a preventative
> measure,
> but thought I would bring this to your attention.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Toby
>
> Toby Gass
> Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
> Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship

> Warner College of Natural Resources
> Colorado State University
> Fort Collins, CO 80523
>
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