[Rd] DSTEIN error (PR#7047)

weigand.stephen at charter.net weigand.stephen at charter.net
Wed Jul 7 05:48:08 CEST 2004

By "R crashes" I mean R GUI quits completely and
R from the command line returns the user to the
Unix shell.

On Jul 3, 2004, at 12:40 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> 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
> Fortran).
> 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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