[R] problem with plot() and R 2.1.0
Patrick Burns
pburns at pburns.seanet.com
Thu May 5 21:55:35 CEST 2005
I can confirm that on my system running Windows 2000 that the
command using R 2.1.0 hangs -- the graphics window appears but
nothing happens subsequently. Under 2.0.0 it works okay.
Patrick Burns
Burns Statistics
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Errol Wayne Robinson wrote:
> 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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