[Rd] R crashes when I open R files in R (PR#10402)

Jérôme Lemaître jerome.lemaitre.1 at ulaval.ca
Fri Nov 9 16:31:11 CET 2007

Dear Duncan,

I thank you very much for your attention and I apologize for the few
information. Here is some more... I have made some tests and I think that I
have found the problem.
The thing is that R crashes when both of the followings happen:

1) The name of the script (a file saved as R file, e.g. "test.R" through the
command "File/Save as" in a R session) has more than 5 characters.
Capitalization, numbers of letters do not seem to matter.

2) The location of the script is in a subfolder of third order as compared
to the R session.

For example, my R session is in:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes documents\Analyses\AnalysesGUD\

So I'm able to open any R file, whatever the number of character in its
name, if it is located in
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes documents\Analyses\AnalysesGUD\

Or in
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes

Or in 
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes

However, it crashes if the name of the R file has more than 5 characters and
is located in
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrateur\Mes

And other subfolders.

I hope this is enough and that you'll be able to find a way to solve that. 
Thank you very much for your help.


Jérôme Lemaître
Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG - Université Laval en sylviculture et
Département de biologie,
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon, Local 2044
Université Laval
Québec, QC  G1K 7P4
(418) 656-2131 #2917

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Duncan Murdoch [mailto:murdoch at stats.uwo.ca] 
Envoyé : 8 novembre 2007 06:10
À : jerome.lemaitre.1 at ulaval.ca
Cc : r-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch; R-bugs at biostat.ku.dk
Objet : Re: [Rd] R crashes when I open R files in R (PR#10402)

On 06/11/2007 9:05 AM, jerome.lemaitre.1 at ulaval.ca wrote:
> Full_Name: Jerome Lemaitre
> Version: 2.6.0
> OS: Windows XP
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Hello,
> I have recently downloaded the 2.6.0 version of R and I experience
troubles that
> never happened to me with previous versions. 
> I open an R session with an R shortcut in "My documents/Analyses".
However, when
> I want to open R files such script using "File/open script" R crashes. I
> made some tests and it appears that the software is more prone to crash
when the
> script in not located in the same folder as the R shortcut. For example,
> script may be in a subfolder: "My documents/Analyses/GLM". 
> I hope you will find an easy way to fix this.

We need to reproduce it first.  I tried to follow your instructions, and 
didn't see a problem.  Could you please give complete details of a 
reproducible way to cause the crash, starting from an R session with an 
empty workspace?  Please be specific about the directory name, the file 
names, and the contents of the file you are trying to open.

Duncan Murdoch

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