Re: [R] Error Message - Error: symbol print-name too long

From: Carl Anderson <carl.anderson_at_qimr.edu.au>
Date: Tue 27 Sep 2005 - 10:23:36 EST

Duncan,

Thank you for your help. I am pleased to say your 'very wild guess' was exactly correct. Can't believe I missed it!

Carl
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From: "Duncan Temple Lang" <duncan@wald.ucdavis.edu> To: "Carl Anderson" <anderson_carl@hotmail.com> Cc: <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch>; <carl.anderson@qimr.edu.au> Sent: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 12:31 AM Subject: Re: [R] Error Message - Error: symbol print-name too long

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> You aren't giving us much to go on, so I can only
> make a very wild guess. Check that your file
> doesn't have a stray ` character in it.
> R will start reading from that point on and try
> to make this an internal symbol. If it doesn't
> find the closing ` for too many characters,
> it gives the error message you see.
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> I have seen this once before and that is what the cause
> was - a stray ` put in by hitting the ` key rather than Esc.
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> Carl Anderson wrote:
>> Dear All,
>>
>> I write to ask for information regarding the error message:
>>
>> Error: symbol print-name too long.
>>
>> I am afraid that I can't include any code to help with any further
>> diagnosis
>> of the problem as the code is far too long to be of any use, and I have
>> not
>> been able to re-create the problem in shorter example codes.
>>
>> I have searched the R manual and help pages and found no mention of this
>> error message.
>>
>> All help appreciated,
>>
>> Carl A Anderson.
>>
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