[R] long character data

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 31 10:54:42 CET 2000

On Mon, 31 Jan 2000, [iso-8859-1] Jens Oehlschlägel-Akiyoshi wrote:

> When trying to generate very long strings, my R hangs without any error
> message, even if given much memory.

[R 0.90.1 on Windows, GUI console I presume.] 

> # e.g.
> x <- character(10)
> for (i in 1:10) x[i] <- paste(1:1000, collapse="abc")
> paste(x, collapse="")
> # or directly
> paste(1:10000, collapse="abc")
> Am I violating any max(nchar(character())) or is this a bug?

The problem is in displaying them on the Rgui console: this will work in
Rterm and other versions of R.

This is already fixed for rw0990.

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