[R-SIG-Mac] minor problems with R 2.1 or recent R gui

Rob J Goedman goedman at mac.com
Sun May 15 04:51:15 CEST 2005

Hi Denis,

> One small thing: in preferences there is an item called "console"  
> but it is a bit of a deceiving title because if you change  
> background color or transparency there, it does not just affect the  
> console but also the editor windows.

Correct. What would you like to see: 1) a note to let users know this  
or 2) the option to not use the
console background color or 3) a separate color selector for the  
editor background?

> Finally, I have a few questions. Since I switched to R 2.1 from 2.0  
> some error messages have started happening. I think these relate to  
> R, not to the gui, but I'm not sure because the gui changed at the  
> same time.
> My work has been pretty focused at trying to make maps in the last  
> week, so I'm not sure if these error messages are restricted to this.
> If I type this in the console:
> library(PBSmapping)
> data(worldLLhigh)
> plotMap(worldLLhigh)
> I get this after the last command:
> > plotMap(worldLLhigh)
> 2005-05-14 17:57:51.781 R[634] -[NSBigMutableString  
> replaceCharactersInRange:withString:] called with nil argument. For  
> apps linked on Tiger this will raise an exception. For earlier apps  
> it will produce this one-time warning and continue with existing  
> behavior (which is undefined).
> ...

> The error message starting with "2005" and ending with  
> "undefined)." shows up in red on my screen, and is the only kind of  
> message in red I remember seeing on my console (default color  
> settings). It happens almost every day now. And yes I also switched  
> to Tiger about 1.5 weeks ago.

Same warning message here (or indeed an exception). I'll look into  
it. Thanks for pointing it out.

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