From: Berton Gunter <gunter.berton_at_gene.com>

Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 05:42:27 EST

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Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 05:42:27 EST

Yup, it crashed my Windows 2000 laptop! In fact, so bad, I had to remove the
battery to restart.

My guess is that this is deep in the heart of the C code in the display libraries that 2.1.0 uses. Good luck to the R gurus in finding it. In case it's of any use, here are particulars of my computer:

platform i386-pc-mingw32

arch i386 os mingw32 system i386, mingw32 status major 2 minor 1.0 year 2005 month 04 day 18 language R

More importantly, perhaps:

Display adapter = ATI Radeon IGP 350M

You seem to have an ati adapter and driver, also. Does this only occur with their drivers?

- Bert Gunter Genentech Non-Clinical Statistics South San Francisco, CA

"The business of the statistician is to catalyze the scientific learning process." - George E. P. Box

> -----Original Message-----

*> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
**> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Errol
**> Wayne Robinson
**> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:15 PM
**> To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
**> Subject: [R] problem with plot() and R 2.1.0
**>
**> 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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