[R] Error: C stack usage is too close to the limit

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Apr 27 23:06:11 CEST 2006

On Thu, 27 Apr 2006, Jonathan Baron wrote:

> I get this error on one computer running Fedora Core 5 but not on
> another one, when I start R from Xemacs using ESS.  After I get
> the error with Xemacs, I get it even without using Xemacs.  I
> haven't tried all possibilities, because I have found discussion
> of this problem on the R-devel mailing list, so clearly some
> people understand it.  (Not me.)  I'm posting here in case
> someone has a suggestion about what to do about it, for users, as
> opposed to developers.  Apparently R-2.3-patched did not fix it,
> but probably that will change at some point.

The discussion there was about embedded uses of R: that is presumably not 
what you are doing.

Is your shell stack limit set the same, and high enough?

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