Re: [R] Problems terminating RGui on Windows

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sun 28 Jan 2007 - 11:20:30 GMT

On 1/27/2007 11:53 PM, jim holtman wrote:
> I am running R2.4.1 under Windows.

>> version

> _
> platform i386-pc-mingw32
> arch i386
> os mingw32
> system i386, mingw32
> status
> major 2
> minor 4.1
> year 2006
> month 12
> day 18
> svn rev 40228
> language R
> version.string R version 2.4.1 (2006-12-18)
> Sometimes when I exit R I do it by right clicking on the Windows tab
> for the group of R processes that are running (I am running in SDI
> mode) so there is usually the GUI and a graphics window open. When I
> choose the option to close the group, the tab disappears indicating
> that the processes have been exited, but I get the CPU going to 100%
> utilization.
> Opening the windows Task Manager I see that the RGui process is the
> one consuming all the CPU. I then "end" the process with the Task
> Manager and everything is fine. I have not noticed that problem when
> either I "q()" or close the RGui window.
> I was wondering if anyone else has seen the problem, or might there be
> something wrong with my configuration. I guess that I will just have
> to be nice and do "q()" to get out of the session.

I haven't seen this before, but I don't usually close R that way. I just tried it in R-devel (by starting R, opening 10 plot windows so the taskbar buttons collapsed into one, and clicking on "close group"), and I got a crash.

I'll look into it.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sun Jan 28 22:28:56 2007

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