Full_Name: Karl Ove Hufthammer
OS: Windows XP
Submission from: (NULL) (126.96.36.199)
I have found a rather strange bug in R 2.10.0 on Windows, where the choice of
characters used in a string make R crash (i.e., Windows shows a dialogue saying
that the application has a problem, and must be closed).
I can reproduce the bug on two separate systems running Windows XP, and with
both R 2.10.0 and the latest R.2.10.1 RC.
The following commands trigger the crash for me:
xy=paste(x,y,sep=" Ã— ")
The last step takes very long time, and R crashes before it's finished. Note
that if I reduce n, the problem disappears. Also, if I change the Ã— (a
multiplication symbol) to a x (a letter), the problem also disappears (and the
last command takes almost no time to run).
I originally discovered this (or a related?) bug while using 'unique' on a data
frame similar to the 'd' data frame defined above, where R would often, but not
R version 2.10.0 (2009-10-26)
attached base packages:
 stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
Fixed for 2.11.0
Audit (from Jitterbug):
Tue Dec 15 08:50:32 2009 ripley changed notes
Tue Dec 15 08:50:32 2009 ripley moved from incoming to Low-level-fixed