[BioC] Matrix package bug?

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Wed Aug 14 14:41:18 CEST 2013

On 08/14/2013 02:25 AM, Mueller, Arne wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using R 3.0.0 and trying to construct a fairly large sparse matrix with the Matrix package (40,567 columns and 64,323 rows ) and get the following error:
> Error in asMethod(object) : negative length vectors are not allowed
> Could this be an overflow problem, I thought R 3 would support long indices? I works fine with smaller matrices and also works as an ordinary non-sparse matrix. Are there alternatives that support large matrices?

it looks to me like a bug in Matrix -- R itself supports long vectors, but 
packages need to be updated to do so. The right place to report this is to 
packageDescription("Matrix")$Maintainer with a (simple) reproducible example and 
sessionInfo() so that your problem is unambiguous. Martin

>       Regards,
>      Arne
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