Re: [R] "symbol print-name too long"

From: Afshartous, David <>
Date: Wed 12 Oct 2005 - 23:58:28 EST

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I finally resolved the issue. One of the archive e-mails on this topic suggested looking for a the symbol ' and I mistakenly searched for the symbol ` to no avail ... finally I found the symbol ' which was in a very inconspicuous place.

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From: Spencer Graves [] Sent: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 9:05 PM
To: Afshartous, David
Cc:; Subject: Re: [R] "symbol print-name too long"

          Have you received a reply or otherwise resolved this issue? If no, have you tried to construct the simplest possible example that comes to your mind. Sometimes in the course of trying that, I often figure out what the error message means. If you try this without getting the answer yourself, please send the resulting simple example to this list.   If someone reading your email can copy a few lines of code from your message into R and get the same problem, you are more likely to get a quick, informative reply. (Please also specify which version of R on which platform.)

          spencer graves

Afshartous, David wrote:

> All,
> I've coded a function and it works manually if I copy it line by line into R.
> However, when I try to "load" (copy and paste) the entire function into
> R, I get the following error after the listed line of code:
> + N.j.list = lapply(rej.hyp, length)
> Error: symbol print-name too long
> Does anyone you know what this error means? Strangely, when I copy the
> same line verbatim into R manually apart from the whole function,
> no error message results.
> I've checked the manuals and don't see anything RE print-name too long. I also
> tried google and saw an old message on this error message, but it doesn't seem to
> apply here.
> Thanks,
> Dave
> ps - please respond directly to please.
> David Afshartous, PhD
> University of Miami
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