Re: [R] playwith package crashes on Mac

From: Michael Lawrence <mflawren_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:49:06 -0700

For some reason, cairoDevice has been crashing the Mac for a while. It has something to do with the rotation of text through Pango. That's all I've been able to determine. Kind of tough without access to a Mac... but it DID work once upon a time..

2008/7/15 Felix Andrews <felix_at_nfrac.org>:

> Dear Professor Kubovy
>
> I do not have a Mac to test it on, but please try this:
> library(cairoDevice)
> Cairo()
> grid::grid.newpage()
>
> I expect that you will see a similar crash; if so, it would seem to be
> a problem with your GTK+ libraries. I have heard that you need to have
> Apple X11 installed (from MacOS system CDs?) for RGtk2 to work. But I
> am not sure whether that advice is still current.
>
> Hope that helps.
> Felix
>
> On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 10:40 PM, Michael Kubovy <kubovy_at_virginia.edu>
> wrote:
> > Dear R-helpers,
> >
> > I tried the playwith packages for the first time, and it crashed R:
> >
> > > require(playwith)
> > Loading required package: playwith
> > Loading required package: lattice
> > Loading required package: grid
> > Loading required package: gWidgets
> > Loading required package: gWidgetsRGtk2
> > Loading required package: RGtk2
> > Loading required package: cairoDevice
> >
> > > sessionInfo()
> > R version 2.7.1 (2008-06-23)
> > i386-apple-darwin8.10.1
> >
> > locale:
> > en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
> >
> > attached base packages:
> > [1] grid stats graphics grDevices utils datasets
> > methods base
> >
> > other attached packages:
> > [1] playwith_0.9-3 cairoDevice_2.8 gWidgetsRGtk2_0.0-35
> > RGtk2_2.12.5-3 gWidgets_0.0-28
> > [6] lattice_0.17-10
> >
> > loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> > [1] gridBase_0.4-3 tools_2.7.1
> >
> > Making links in per-session dir ... done
> >
> > > rownames(USArrests) <- state.name
> > > playwith(plot(Assault ~ UrbanPop, data=USArrests,
> > + xlab="Percent urban population, 1973",
> > + ylab="Assault arrests (per 100,000), 1973"))
> >
> > *** caught bus error ***
> > address 0xa8, cause 'non-existent physical address'
> >
> > Traceback:
> > 1: .Call(L_newpage)
> > 2: grid.newpage()
> > 3: playNewPlot(playState)
> > 4: playwith(plot(Assault ~ UrbanPop, data = USArrests, xlab =
> > "Percent urban population, 1973", ylab = "Assault arrests (per
> > 100,000), 1973"))
> >
> > Possible actions:
> > 1: abort (with core dump, if enabled)
> > 2: normal R exit
> > 3: exit R without saving workspace
> > 4: exit R saving workspace
> > Selection:
> > Selection: 3
> >
> > *** caught segfault ***
> > address 0x611912ca, cause 'memory not mapped'
> >
> > Traceback:
> > 1: .Call(L_newpage)
> > 2: grid.newpage()
> > 3: playNewPlot(playState)
> > 4: playwith(plot(Assault ~ UrbanPop, data = USArrests, xlab =
> > "Percent urban population, 1973", ylab = "Assault arrests (per
> > 100,000), 1973"))
> >
> > Possible actions:
> > 1: abort (with core dump, if enabled)
> > 2: normal R exit
> > 3: exit R without saving workspace
> > 4: exit R saving workspace
> > Selection: 2
> >
> > Mac OS details:
> > System Version: Mac OS X 10.5.4 (9E17)
> > Kernel Version: Darwin 9.4.0
> >
> >
> >
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