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

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 28 10:55:29 CEST 2008

This is specific to the scrollbar: paging/End work fine -- so the original 
subject list was seriously misleading.

It is a Windows limitation on scrollbars -- there was code to work around 
it, but it was not switched on  - will be in R-devel and R-patched 

On Sun, 27 Apr 2008, jholtman at gmail.com wrote:

> 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
> View(x)
> 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
> (66000).
> This problem only seems to happen when using the scroll bar to move within the
> data.
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