[R-SIG-Mac] R crashes Mac Sierra

Christoph Napierala napierala at gmx.net
Tue Jan 31 04:43:18 CET 2017

Dear Barry

Thanks a lot for your input - so far it worked!


Kind regards


On 30.01.17 18:56, Barry M. Lesht wrote:
> The text below is from an e-mail I tried to post last week, but for some
> reason it was not added to the list.  I just experienced another R crash
> after attempting to open an existing document.   The nature of the crash is
> that the document select window opens but rather than show the list of
> available documents, the spinning ball appears and I am unable to interact
> with R at all.  I have to force it to quit and then I have to delete the
> "saved application state" directory and .Rhistory files.
> 1.  Brandon:  I was able to reproduce the behavior you describe when
> launching R by clicking on an R script.  Indeed using ESC does restore the
> session to 'normal.'  I do not generally launch R this way and the crashes
> I experience seem to occur when I attempt to open a new script from the
> "Open Document" selection in the menu bar.
> 2.  Christoph:  Have you tried deleting the ~/Library/Saved Application
> State/org.R-project.R.savedState/  directory?   I found that I have to
> delete this as well as my .Rhistory file to get R to start again after the
> crash.
> 3.  Simon:  How does one generate a "crash log."  Is this the "report" that
> comes up when "Force Quit" is used to terminate the R session?  Also, I
> find that the crashes tend to occur when I try to open a script; I never
> get to the point where I source it.  Would the system 'know" about any
> "possibly broken packages" before the routine is sourced?
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