Re: [Rd] Bug in R evaluating a huge instruction (PR#14096)

From: Romain Francois <>
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 13:50:33 +0100


You really should use the REngine API, which lets you control jri and Rserve using the same api. See the org.rosuda.REngine package in

Either wayn, I have no problem evaluating the problematic string with both apis.


On 12/02/2009 03:26 PM, Jean Couteau wrote:
>> FWIW the restriction is only on the console input - if you send it
>> directly, there is no limit (I have never heard of nuiton-j2r but if
>> you use rJava to interface from Java to R there is no limit - the
>> string you parse+evaluate can be of any length).
> Hi Simon,
> nuiton-j2r is in fact an abstraction layer to rjava or rserve so that it
> can switch between one or other implementation using simple
> configuration ( sorry but this
> is in french). And in fact I encounter the problem using it.
> What is done is basically creating the R instruction from java and
> sending it to R using the eval method from the Rengine object (as we use
> jri in this specific application). The R instruction should create an
> object a of class morris, and I try then to get back the a$X object (the
> X item of the morris object) but I get back a null object without any
> reason, that is why I tried copying the instruction directly in R and
> thus getting this problem.
> So that is strange if you say that there is no limit using rjava/jri.
> Cheers,
> Jean
>> Cheers,
>> Simon
>>> Duncan Murdoch wrote:
>>>> On 01/12/2009 12:50 AM, Jean Couteau wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for your time Duncan,
>>>>> I join here the instruction that is not correct, hoping that might
>>>>> help you. The file is encoded in utf-8 so you should not have any
>>>>> problem reading it.
>>>>> I doubt to that it is an R bug too, but with all my tests i am less
>>>>> and less sure of that.
>>>> I have no problem sourcing that file, but I do get an error if I try
>>>> to cut and paste it, because it's a single line of 4890 characters,
>>>> and that's too long. So this is an R limitation, but it's one with
>>>> an easy workaround: just add some line breaks into your source.
>>>> Duncan Murdoch
>>>>> Best regards,
>>>>> Jean Couteau
>>>>>> Your message has encoding problems, so it's not readable. Could
>>>>>> you put the code online somewhere where we could download it in
>>>>>> its original form? I doubt if this is an R bug, but I can't point
>>>>>> out the problem in your code (or confirm that it really is an R
>>>>>> bug) without an undamaged copy of the code.
>>>>>> Duncan Murdoch

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