[Rd] data is getting corrupted
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Nov 30 03:44:32 CET 2004
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 09:27:42 -0800 (PST), "Jeff D. Hamann"
<jeff.hamann at forestinformatics.com> wrote:
>/* this function converts the sample list */
>/* from R into the internal structure */
>struct SAMPLE_RECORD *build_sample_from_sexp( SEXP sample )
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> char temp_sp_code;
> struct SAMPLE_RECORD *s_ptr;
> struct SPECIES_RECORD *sp_ptr;
> s_ptr = (struct SAMPLE_RECORD *)calloc( 1, sizeof( struct SAMPLE_RECORD
This allocates a structure, initialized to all zeros.
>/* s_ptr = (struct SAMPLE_RECORD *)Calloc( 1, struct SAMPLE_RECORD ); */
> /* *fill in the header info */
> strcpy( s_ptr->forest,
>CHAR(STRING_ELT(get_list_element(sample,"forest"), 0)) ) ;
This copies the string element to the address s_ptr->forest points to,
which is address 0, since you didn't change it from the initial NULL.
I'm surprised you didn't get a bigger error than the one you saw.
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>I'm sure there's something I don't understand about the PROTECT/UNPROTECT
>sequence as this seems to work on smaller data.frames
Maybe you were just lucky that the overwriting at address 0 didn't
trash anything in those cases?
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