[Rd] View functionhas problems going beyond 65536 rows (PR#11291)

jholtman at gmail.com jholtman at gmail.com
Sun Apr 27 00:30:22 CEST 2008

Full_Name: jim holtman
Version: 2.7.0
OS: Winfows XP
Submission from: (NULL) (

I am using the "View" function to look at a data frame.  If the data has more
than 65535 rows in it, strange things happen.  You can reproduce the problem
with the following:

x <- 1:66000

If you now take the scroll bar and move it to the end, you will see that the row
number is now 464 and the bar has jumped back to that location.

Now press the "End" and you will get to the end of the vector and the row number
does show up as 66000.  It appears there is some trucation happen when the value
gets to be more than 65535 rows when using the scroll bar.  You can move the
scroll bar to about 65000 and the "Page Down" will move the data to the last row

This problem only seems to happen when using the scroll bar to move within the

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