[Rd] DSTEIN error (PR#7047)

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Jul 3 07:41:06 CEST 2004

What does `R crashes' mean?  Please see the R posting guide.

I think the error message indicates a bug in MacOS X.  What made you think 
this was a bug in R?  (It depends of course what `crashes' meant - if the 
R application aborted it would be, but not if it just gave an error 
message (hardly a crash) nor if the MacOS runtime aborted.)

The code runs to completion on Windows and Linux with a variety of BLASes,
including that supplied with R (which MacOS X is unable to use as it is

On Sat, 3 Jul 2004 weigand.stephen at charter.net wrote:

> Full_Name: Stephen Weigand
> Version: 1.9.0
> OS: Mac OS X 10.3.4
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> When running an iteratively reweighted least squares program R crashes and the
> following is
> written to the console.app (when using R GUI) or to stdout (when using R from
> the command
> line):
> Parameter 5 to routine DSTEIN was incorrect
> Mac OS BLAS parameter error in DSTEIN, parameter #0, (unavailable), is 0


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