Re: [Rd] Macintosh crashing (PR#14100)

From: Simon Urbanek <>
Date: Wed, 02 Dec 2009 09:13:28 -0500

On Dec 1, 2009, at 12:10 , wrote:

> Full_Name: Ariel Stewart
> Version: 2.10.0
> OS: Mac OSX Tiger - v10.4.11
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> crashes whenever I misspell anything, including variable names
> (user-created variable names), but especially function names
> (default functions
> such as plot() or package-provided functions such ade4's
> triangle.plot()) and
> variable names that are sent to the function (such as mistyping xlab
> into
> plot()). It will also crash if I call a function from a package
> that is not
> loaded, but I only did this once, so this is NOT the main problem.
> It would be better if I just got an error message for each mistake
> rather than
> the whole program crashing :-)
> I just got R yesterday and I crashed it at least 50 times over a 4
> hour period.
> By crash I mean the program stops responding and I either have to
> force quit it,
> or my operating system brings up a popup telling me the program
> appears to have
> "quit unexpectedly" and would I like to restart it. Since I am
> using I
> don't know if it is that is the problem or the underlying R,
> sorry!

I would expect you to have the time to start R once given that you started 50 times ;). If what you say is true it takes 5 seconds to verify that it crashes at the same point...

Please use the R-SIG-Mac list as you are asked to and supply details (at the least the crash report, sessionInfo() and version of the GUI).

Simon mailing list Received on Wed 02 Dec 2009 - 14:17:06 GMT

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