Re: [R] Stack overflow error while creating package

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 07 Dec 2005 - 04:25:02 EST

I don't think this is C stack overflow. His R is so old the message means `protection stack overflow'.

The first action (as described in the posting guide) is indeed to update R, though.

On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, Martin Maechler wrote:

>>>>>> "manohar" == manohar <kgmanohar@yahoo.com>
>>>>>> on Tue, 6 Dec 2005 06:39:27 -0800 (PST) writes:
>
> manohar> Hi all,
> manohar> I am trying to build a package in R (ver 2.1.0, on a
> manohar> PC).
>
> which I interpret that you are running Windows, right?
>
> manohar> I am able to run package.skeleton successfully
> manohar> and populate the different environments.
> manohar> However, when I attempt to invoke the build (R CMD
> manohar> BUILD), i get an error which says something like
> manohar> protect(): Stack Overflow
>
> The NEWS for the current 'R 2.2.1 beta'
> (-> http://stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-patched/NEWS )
> has had a very prominent entry at the beginning (for many weeks now),
>
>>> USER-VISIBLE CHANGES
>>>
>>> o options("expressions") has been reduced to 1000: the limit
>>> of 5000 introduced in 2.1.0 was liable to give crashes from C
>>> stack overflow.
>
> (and actually, the crashes seemed to happen particurlary often
> on Windows)
>
> manohar> I would appreciate if anyone could suggest a way to
> manohar> get around this error message and help me build the
> manohar> package.
>
> You can download the pretty new precompiled R-patched (as of today "R beta")
> versions for windows from your nearest CRAN mirror,
> newest via "Precompiled" -> "Windows" -> "base" and "r-patched snapshot build"
>
> Regards,
> Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich
>
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