[R] problem with plot() and R 2.1.0

From: Errol Wayne Robinson <ewr_at_uclink.berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 05:14:45 EST


The following line when pasted into an R Console window causes Windows XP to flash a blue screen and then restart.

R version 2.1.0
>plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="l")

Windows XP SP2
I installed the precompiled version of R 2.1.0

This isn't the data I was originally trying to graph, but a way to reproduce the error I observed.   Plotting without the sin() did not reproduce the error.

I realize this might be unique to my system, but I thought I would report the problem and see if anyone else had encountered this difficulty. I have also tried a variety of other plots and those results are summarized below.

Other plot() attempts:

R version 2.0.0
> plot(x=c(1:100),y=c(1:100), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100),y=sin(c(1:100)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000),y=sin(c(1:1000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000),y=sin(c(1:10000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000000),y=sin(c(1:10000000)), type="l")
all plotted without problem (if you try the last one it might require some patience to plot)

R version 2.0.1

> plot(x=c(1:100),y=c(1:100), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100),y=sin(c(1:100)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000),y=sin(c(1:1000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000),y=sin(c(1:10000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000000),y=sin(c(1:10000000)), type="l")
>

also all plotted without problem

R version 2.1.0 (further tests)

> plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="p")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="p")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="b")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="o")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="n")
> lines(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
no plotting
> plot(x=c(1,1000000), y=c(1,-1), type="p")
> lines(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
crashes the computer

> plot(x=c(1:10000),y=sin(c(1:10000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:15000),y=sin(c(1:15000)), type="l")
>works
> plot(x=c(1:20000),y=sin(c(1:20000)), type="l")
The screen resolution is set to a very low level. The color depth has been set to a very low level. windows displays an error which reads:
"The ati2dvag display driver has stopped working normally. Save your work and reboot the system to restore full display functionality. The next time you reboot the machine a dialog will be displayed giving you a chance to upload data about this failure to Microsoft"

I was convinced that I had a hardware /driver issue until I saw the plots work in older versions of R. Now I don't know what to think. So I'm sending out this email to see if anyone else has similar problems or can suggest a solution.

Errol Robinson
ewr@berkeley.edu



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