[R] A bug (?) in Rgui Configuration Editor (buffer lines) in R1.2.0 for Windows (Rgui.exe)

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Dec 19 08:16:27 CET 2000

On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Akio Sone wrote:

> Dear R users:
> Today (December 18th) I downloaded R1.2.0 for Windows from
> ftp://ftp.stat.unipd.it/users/guido/RWin
> and then invoked its Rgui.exe to change its gui configuration. After I set
> new values in Rgui configuration Editor frame and saved the set of new
> parameters as a "Rconsole" file, then I re-started Rgui and R issued an
> error message concerning the buffer-line-value  in the Rconsole file.   When
> I looked into the Rconsole file, R seemed to complain about the following
> parameter-value setting:
> bufiles = 8192
> At first I thought this was a value-side problem, but after several
> unsuccessful trials, I came to suspect that the name of the parameter, i.e.,
> "bufiles," might be wrong and changed it to "buflines."  Then R no longer
> issued the above mentioned warning.
> Is this some coding bug or something special for my case?

It's a bug.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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