[R] Error: Bad value

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri Jan 11 10:16:58 CET 2008

>>>>> "SG" == Sven Garbade <Sven.Garbade at med.uni-heidelberg.de>
>>>>>     on Fri, 11 Jan 2008 09:47:39 +0100 writes:

    SG> Hi list,
    SG> from time to time I got an "Error: bad value" and must restart R. The
    SG> mail archives suggests memory corruption, but I do not run "special" C
    SG> code, only base R calls.  

    SG> I use R release 2.6.22

no. That's your kernel version, but not the R version.

"R --version" in your shell, or inside R,

use  R.version.string
or even  sessionInfo()

    SG>  on a Debian GNU/Linux (version "testing") on a
    SG> i686 machine with 2 GB RAM, kernel version 2.6.22. R was installed with
    SG> deb-Packages from CRAN. "memtest86+" (Version 3.3-2) doesn't find
    SG> corrupted RAM.

    SG> Any suggestions? Thanks, Sven

[ You sent this *twice*, Sven.  Try to avoid that, since
   typically this (implicit harrassing) often makes me *not* respond ..]


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