R-beta: R-0.62.1 under Digital Unix

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Jul 2 16:57:53 CEST 1998

"Mark A. Beaumont" <M.Beaumont at ucl.ac.uk> writes:

> Following on from Albrecht Gephardt's message, I find
> 1:3 gives "error: memory exhausted", similarly with seq(1,5).
> Thus, it would appear that the problem lies somewhere in here. Though why
> it should manifest itself in two different ways on our two systems is
> rather mysterious. Could there be an obscure long/int problem somewhere?
> People tend to forget that they have different lengths on an alpha.

Yes, I'm suspecting something like that very strongly now. Albrecht
seems to have ':' always getting results of length 15 or 17, whereas
yours may be - er - longer... 

Everything seems to be explained by a miscomputation of n in the seq()
C function. If more or less random items are getting in there, it is
not all that strange that you and Albrecht are not getting exactly the
same type of trouble.

The next thing would be to scrutinize the seq  and asReal functions.

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