R-beta: new executable

Robert Gentleman rgentlem at stat.auckland.ac.nz
Sun Nov 16 20:39:21 CET 1997

> Hallo,
> I have downloaded the new executable named exe.zip for windows 95 and I
> replaced it with the old wersion.
> I tried it and it worked wery well, but unintentionally i have changed the
> size of the vector heap (to the memory setting) with the value 1000, and
> now the application doesn't work!
> I tried to delete all and reinstall but the resul is the same,
> double-clicking on rsept.exe compare an error:
> a window with an "X"
> with a title "Application error: c:\stat\rsept\rsept.exe"
> the message is "The instruction at 004b624c referenced memory at ffffffff.
> The memory could not be read from. Click on OK to terminate the application."

  R sets two variables in the registry. They are under HKEY_USERS/Software/
  NSize and VSize. You can delete these and then it should be fine.
  I agree with Peter's comments about software modifying itself to the
  point where it won't run. I am working on the memory issue right now
  and hope to come up with a solution that will allow R to restart with
  a smaller footprint if there isn't enough memory available. Probably
  I should also check to see if there is enough memory available to satisfy
  a user request. That said, these things seem to be very non-portable.
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