[R] Error in lazyLoadDBfetch

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 27 08:45:20 CEST 2004

On Tue, 26 Oct 2004, Martin Keller-Ressel wrote:

> Hello,
> what does the following error mean??
> It occured during or at the end of a lengthy (and memory-intensive) 
> calculation using a routine from a shared library called via the '.C' 
> function:
> Error in lazyLoadDBfetch(key, datafile, compressed, envhook) :
>          recursive default argument reference
> I could not find any help with help.search("lazyLoadDBfetch")

No, it's an internal function.  See my article in the current R-news, 

> Im using R 2.0.0:

This suggests that the C code you used has corrupted R's memory
allocation.  It should not happen, and has not been seen in really 
extensive testing of 2.0.0 prior to release.

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