[R-SIG-Mac] Reminder: Please test the 2.9.0 beta/rc binaries!

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 03:30:36 CEST 2009


On Apr 8, 2009, at 3:52 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:

> I would like to remind everyone that we are in the final week of the  
> beta testing of R 2.9.0, so please test the binaries now! There are  
> installers for both the Tiger (32-bit) and Leopard (32-bit and 64- 
> bit) binaries at
> http://R.research.att.com/
> Reporting bugs right *after* the release is pointless - that's why  
> we are providing beta and rc builds, so please test them well before  
> 4/17! Post any issues you have with it here.

Sorry I can't test this directly since I'm in the middle of doing some  
analysis and don't want to install 2.9 and have something explode. But  
it seems like I've hit a bug in R in general (I'm primarily on a mac,  
but just tested on one of your linux servers (also R 2.8.1), and the  
same is happening).

R> p2 <- list(x=rnorm(500), main='bug?', col='orange', type='l')
R> do.call(plot, p2)

You see that all of the data points are *written* on the graphics  

if x are ints, I don't get this problem:

R> p3 <- list(x=1:500, main='bug?', col='orange', type='l')
R> do.call(plot, p3)

If you have all ints + 1 double, the problem appears:

R> p4 <- list(x=c(1:500, .5), main='bug?', col='orange', type='l')
R> do.call(plot,p4)

Is this a known bug, or am I doing something boneheaded?

R> sessionInfo()
R version 2.8.1 Patched (2009-01-07 r47515)


attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base


Steve Lianoglou
Graduate Student: Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
Weill Medical College of Cornell University


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