[Rd] data frame subset patch, take 2
vdergachev at rcgardis.com
Wed Dec 20 00:18:43 CET 2006
On Saturday 16 December 2006 4:41 pm, Martin Maechler wrote:
> Correction: the problems show on both platforms;
> one is in mgcv, gam(), an error in [[ <- -- pretty clearly linked to your
> changes but not reproducible when tried isolatedly
> the other one is a seg.fault "memory not mapped" when running
> the example
> > nuke.boot <- boot(nuke.data, nuke.fun, R=999, m=1,
> + fit.pred=new.fit, x.pred=new.data)
> MM> My guess: typically when dealing with model.frames (which
> MM> internally are "just" data frames with a particular "terms"
> attribute) MM> but the problems are not reproducible when run
> interactively. MM> It may really be that .subset() and .subset2() are
> sometimes MM> used in cases they should not be in your new code; or they
> even have a bug that MM> is not triggered unless by using them in the new
> context of [.data.frame
> MM> So I'm sorry, but we might have to wait for a "take 3"
> MM> or rather try to find the problem with your patch.
> MM> Maybe you can try yourself?
thank you very much for the feedback !
Of course, there is going to be take 3 :)
I have reproduced your tests with slightly different results:
boot.Rcheck fails, stats.Rcheck segfaults, cluster.Rcheck fails.
More importantly I was able to reproduce the problem interactively with
boot.Rcheck. When interactive I found that the issue has random outcomes -
sometimes it segfaults and sometimes it produces this:
1) boot.Rcheck fails with
> nuke.boot <- boot(nuke.data, nuke.fun, R=999, m=1,
+ fit.pred=new.fit, x.pred=new.data)
Error: incompatible types (from NULL to list) in [[ assignment
but does not segfault. Other times it errors out in different places or
goes through fine. On one occasion I observed a very interesting behaviour -
the R console looked like it was completely confused about which functions
are being called and about arguments passed to them.
After some tinkering, I realized that, perhaps, the problem is with me
adding .subassign and .subassign2 functions and this somehow interfering with
saved workspaces. So I did make clean (after updating SVN) and the problem
appears to be gone.
Could you try dong make clean && make on your installation and reporting
the results ?
thank you very much !
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