Re: [Rd] R on Windows crashes when using certain characters in strings in data frames (PR#14125)

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 15:25:13 -0500

On 11/12/2009 6:36 AM, Karl Ove Hufthammer wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Dec 2009 10:20:09 +0100 (CET) karl@huftis.org
> <karl_at_huftis.org> wrote:
>
> > The following commands trigger the crash for me:
> >
> > n=1e5
> > k=10
> > x=sample(k,n,replace=TRUE)
> > y=sample(k,n,replace=TRUE)
> > xy=paste(x,y,sep=" ")
> > z=sample(n)
> > d=data.frame(xy,z)
>
> Note: On the R Bug Tracking System Web site, the character causing the
> problem seems to be incorrectly displayed as a '.', though on the
> mailing list the correct character is used. The character should be the
> multiplication symbol, U+00D7, which looks similar to an 'x'. The
> character does exist in both ISO 8859-1 and Windows-1252.
>
>

Yes, I can reproduce this, and I know a likely cause. It will be fixed in R-devel soon, but I think it will probably be too late to make it into 2.10.1. It will go into 2.10.1 patched after release if that's the case.

Duncan Murdoch



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