[R] problem with plot() and R 2.1.0
Berton Gunter
gunter.berton at gene.com
Thu May 5 21:42:27 CEST 2005
Yup, it crashed my Windows 2000 laptop! In fact, so bad, I had to remove the
battery to restart.
My guess is that this is deep in the heart of the C code in the display
libraries that 2.1.0 uses. Good luck to the R gurus in finding it. In case
it's of any use, here are particulars of my computer:
platform i386-pc-mingw32
arch i386
os mingw32
system i386, mingw32
status
major 2
minor 1.0
year 2005
month 04
day 18
language R
More importantly, perhaps:
Display adapter = ATI Radeon IGP 350M
You seem to have an ati adapter and driver, also. Does this only occur with
their drivers?
-- Bert Gunter
Genentech Non-Clinical Statistics
South San Francisco, CA
"The business of the statistician is to catalyze the scientific learning
process." - George E. P. Box
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Errol
> Wayne Robinson
> Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2005 12:15 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] problem with plot() and R 2.1.0
>
> 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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