[R-SIG-Mac] rgdal problem with wintri projection (OSX, R-3.3.0, rgdal 1.1-9)

Daniel Kelley Dan.Kelley at Dal.Ca
Tue May 10 16:36:22 CEST 2016

On OSX, I find that inverse projections yield segmentation faults with the newly-released R (version 3.3.0). This works with both rgdal 1.1-8 and also with 1.1-9 (released yesterday).

Below my signature line is a transcript, within which it is shown that the forward projection from lon=lat=0 yields x=y=0 as expected, but that trying to do the inverse projection with x=y=0 yields a segmentation fault. I’ve put in a sessionInfo() to show the machine type, etc.

I note that aitoff also fails. I’ve not tested the full suite of projections.

NOTE: this test works fine with R-3.2.1.

Dan E. Kelley, Professor  and Graduate Coordinator
Oceanography Department, Dalhousie University
PO BOX 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
phone:(902)494-1694 fax:(…)-3877 Dan.Kelley at Dal.CA  

$ R --no-save < wintri.R

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> sessionInfo()
R version 3.3.0 (2016-05-03)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin13.4.0 (64-bit)
Running under: OS X 10.11.5 (El Capitan)

[1] en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8/C/en_CA.UTF-8/en_CA.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     
> library(rgdal)
Loading required package: sp
rgdal: version: 1.1-9, (SVN revision 617M)
 Geospatial Data Abstraction Library extensions to R successfully loaded
 Loaded GDAL runtime: GDAL 1.11.4, released 2016/01/25
 Path to GDAL shared files: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.3/Resources/library/rgdal/gdal
 Loaded PROJ.4 runtime: Rel. 4.8.0, 6 March 2012, [PJ_VERSION: 480]
 Path to PROJ.4 shared files: /Library/Frameworks/R.framework/Versions/3.3/Resources/library/rgdal/proj
 Linking to sp version: 1.2-3 
> lon <- 0
> lat <- 0
> proj <- "+proj=wintri"
> xy <- rgdal::project(cbind(lon, lat), proj=proj)
> print(xy)
     lon lat
[1,]   0   0
> rgdal::project(xy, proj=proj, inv=TRUE)

 *** caught segfault ***
address 0x0, cause 'memory not mapped'

 1: .Call("project_inv", as.integer(nc), as.double(xy[, 1]), as.double(xy[,     2]), proj, as.logical(use_ob_tran), PACKAGE = "rgdal")
 2: rgdal::project(xy, proj = proj, inv = TRUE)
An irrecoverable exception occurred. R is aborting now ...
Segmentation fault: 11

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