[R] problem with plot() and R 2.1.0
Errol Wayne Robinson
ewr at uclink.berkeley.edu
Thu May 5 21:14:45 CEST 2005
The following line when pasted into an R Console window causes Windows XP to flash a blue screen
and then restart.
R version 2.1.0
>plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="l")
Windows XP SP2
I installed the precompiled version of R 2.1.0
This isn't the data I was originally trying to graph, but a way to reproduce the error I observed.
Plotting without the sin() did not reproduce the error.
I realize this might be unique to my system, but I thought I would report the problem and see if
anyone else had encountered this difficulty. I have also tried a variety of other plots and those
results are summarized below.
Other plot() attempts:
R version 2.0.0
> plot(x=c(1:100),y=c(1:100), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100),y=sin(c(1:100)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000),y=sin(c(1:1000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000),y=sin(c(1:10000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000000),y=sin(c(1:10000000)), type="l")
all plotted without problem (if you try the last one it might require some patience to plot)
R version 2.0.1
> plot(x=c(1:100),y=c(1:100), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100),y=sin(c(1:100)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000),y=sin(c(1:1000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000),y=sin(c(1:10000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:10000000),y=sin(c(1:10000000)), type="l")
>
also all plotted without problem
R version 2.1.0 (further tests)
> plot(x=c(1:100000),y=sin(c(1:100000)), type="p")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="p")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="b")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="o")
works
> plot(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="n")
> lines(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
no plotting
> plot(x=c(1,1000000), y=c(1,-1), type="p")
> lines(x=c(1:1000000),y=sin(c(1:1000000)), type="l")
crashes the computer
> plot(x=c(1:10000),y=sin(c(1:10000)), type="l")
> plot(x=c(1:15000),y=sin(c(1:15000)), type="l")
>works
> plot(x=c(1:20000),y=sin(c(1:20000)), type="l")
The screen resolution is set to a very low level.
The color depth has been set to a very low level.
windows displays an error which reads:
"The ati2dvag display driver has stopped working normally. Save your work and reboot the system
to restore full display functionality. The next time you reboot the machine a dialog will be
displayed giving you a chance to upload data about this failure to Microsoft"
I was convinced that I had a hardware /driver issue until I saw the plots work in older versions
of R. Now I don't know what to think. So I'm sending out this email to see if anyone else has
similar problems or can suggest a solution.
Errol Robinson
ewr at berkeley.edu
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