From: Patrick Burns <pburns_at_pburns.seanet.com>

Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 05:55:35 EST

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Date: Fri 06 May 2005 - 05:55:35 EST

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Errol Wayne Robinson wrote:

> 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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