[Rd] Bug list summary (automatic post)

Peter Dalgaard BSA pd@pubhealth.ku.dk
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 07:15:04 +0100

This is an automated summary of the status of the R-bugs

Note that this may be neither complete nor perfectly
correct at any given instance: Not all bugs are reported,
and some reported bugs may have been fixed, but the
repository not yet updated.

Some bug fixes are difficult to verify because they pertain
to specific hardware or operating system versions. If you
have information to contribute, please do so.

If you happen to know how to fix a problem please send
patches to the bug repository, too.

New bugs are reported either through the web
interface at r-bugs.r-project.org or via email to
r-bugs@r-project.org. The bug.report() function can be
used to automate parts of the procedure on many systems.
Followups on older bugs can be done by including the string
"(PR#999)" in the Subject of an email (change 999 to the
actual reference number, of course!).

Directory:  Accuracy

* PR# 751 *
Subject: BUG: polyroot()
From: "Li Dongfeng" <mavip1@inet.polyu.edu.hk>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 13:24:33 +0800
--Numerical instability. We may want a better algorithm!

Directory:  Add-ons

* PR# 824 *
Subject: trouble with netCDF 
From: jasont@indigoindustrial.co.nz
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 12:00:39 +1300
* PR# 496 *
From: bonneau@epi.roazhon.inra.fr (en148)
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 10:57:13 +0100 (MET)
--base R has no est.variogram function.
--This appears to be a bug report on sgeostat.
* PR# 812 *
Subject: segmentation fault in integrate
From: Achim Zeileis <zeileis@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 22:49:59 +0100
* PR# 781 *
Subject: syskern fails Rcmd check on Windows, gives incorrect information
From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 11:12:47 +0000 (GMT)
--Partially fixed by dse_2000.12, but still uses "ls" and gives
--incorrect information

Directory:  Analyses


Directory:  Documentation


Directory:  Graphics

* PR# 839 *
Subject: clipped lines have wrong slope in log plot
From: Jason Eisner <jason@cs.rochester.edu>
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 20:17:31 -0500 (EST)
* PR# 202 *
Subject: persp box occlusion bug
From: wsi@gcal.ac.uk
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 15:02:03 +0200 (MET DST)
--The persp algorithm does not apply the occlusion rules to the frame, 
--which is always plotted first. 
--A bug, but not very simple to fix.
* PR# 776 *
Subject: strwidth does not take font into account
From: Martyn Plummer <plummer@iarc.fr>
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 14:56:01 +0100 (CET)
* PR# 750 *
Subject: abline() does not obey "xpd" (clipping rules)
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2000 18:27:11 +0100
* PR# 660 *
Subject: identify.default ignores any setting of cex.
From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2000 10:23:39 +0100 (BST)
* PR# 820 *
Subject: interaction.plot
From: "Mark M. Span" <span@psy.uva.nl>
Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 10:47:39 +0100
* PR# 816 *
Subject: dotplot: character size of labels
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 14:54:32 +0100
--Suggested fix is incorporated in 1.2.2.
--There is a deeper problem:  mtext() ignores par(cex=.5) in general.  
--To see the problem try:  par(cex=.5); mtext("hi")
--Paul thinks the right fix is to change the argument list for mtext so that
--cex=par(cex) by default rather than cex=NA by default (plus corresponding
--internal changes to  do_mtext in plot.c).
--This needs to be done very carefully because (i) the change suggested above 
--mayhave side-effects in many other pieces of interpreted code 
--(ii) do_mtext ignores dd->gp.cexbase unlike, for example, do_plot_xy 
--and anything to do with cexbase needs extreme care.
* PR# 791 *
Subject:  par(lab= *) / axis(*) bug 
From: maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2000 10:59:26 +0100
* PR# 830 *
Subject: Disappearing x axis in plot.factor
From: Thomas Vogels <tov@ece.cmu.edu>
Date: 30 Jan 2001 00:27:13 -0500
* PR# 828 *
Subject: termplot fails for composite non-factor terms
From: John Maindonald <john.maindonald@anu.edu.au>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2001 11:57:37 +1100 (EST)
--Neither of the proposed changes actually works in sufficient generality.
--The easy and unimportant part of this, the labels, is fixed in 1.2.2. Getting
--the data right is a project for 1.3
* PR# 837 *
Subject: screen doesn't handle redrawing properly
From: Thomas Vogels <tov@ece.cmu.edu>
Date: 01 Feb 2001 14:20:52 -0500
* PR# 831 *
Subject: screen can't go back to (split) screen with log="y" plot
From: Thomas Vogels <tov@ece.cmu.edu>
Date: 30 Jan 2001 00:39:41 -0500

Directory:  In-Out

* PR# 814 *
Subject: Memory problem ?
From: Zoltan Barta <Z.Barta@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 09:54:16 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
--scan crashes R on Linux: a memory allocation problem, probably
--Uses n= or nlines= in scan will use less memory, and read.table does.

Directory:  Installation


Directory:  Language

* PR# 813 *
Subject: match.call problem
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk>
Date: 12 Jan 2001 17:46:15 +0100
* PR# 669 *
Subject: Bug(s) w/ rbind.data.frame(); fix also read.table(*, as.is = TRUE) ?
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 10:17:15 +0200
--status of AsIs columns
* PR# 412 *
Subject: anomalies with call objects
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk>
Date: 06 Feb 2000 01:18:50 +0100
* PR# 408 *
Subject: convolution bug
From: wsimpson@gcal.ac.uk
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 11:17:36 +0100 (MET)

Directory:  Low-level

* PR# 505 *
Subject: interrupted save 
From: Thomas Lumley <thomas@biostat.washington.edu>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 12:16:50 -0800 (PST)

Directory:  Misc


Directory:  Models


Directory:  Startup

* PR# 486 *
Subject: Re: autoload error in profile {was anova-bug in R-version  1.0.0?}
From: Martin Maechler <maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 10:32:43 +0100 (MET)
--workaround to the origin problem in 1.0.1
--New report: try does not work from the profile.

Directory:  System-specific

* PR# 851 *
Subject: Comments on R-1.2.1 builds
From: "Nelson H. F. Beebe" <beebe@math.utah.edu>
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 17:44:17 -0700 (MST)
--These are only warnings: some have been eliminated for 1.2.2.
--Some are about constructs needed to satisfy other compilers.
--Also: configure problem with g77 on SGI.
* PR# 822 *
Subject: Re: Sys.time dumps core at start-up
From: Peter Kleiweg <kleiweg@let.rug.nl>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 19:56:32 +0100 (CET)
--part of 821
* PR# 821 *
Subject: Sys.time dumps core at start-up
From: Peter Kleiweg <kleiweg@let.rug.nl>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 19:44:28 +0100 (CET)
--See also 822, which shows the segfault is in strftime.c.
--From other correspondence, this is on RH5.0: we can't
--reproduce it on RH6.2 or anywhere else.
* PR# 848 *
Subject: X11 device doesn't handle destroy events correcly
From: Thomas Vogels <tov@ece.cmu.edu>
Date: 13 Feb 2001 17:40:46 -0500
* PR# 838 *
Subject: Linux shared library problem
From: daniel.egloff@dplanet.ch
Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2001 22:37:31 +0100 (MET)
--RedHat 7.0: need updates?

Directory:  TooMuchAtOnce

* PR# 811 *
Subject: problem with strptime example (and mention of bug.report)
From: Stephen Eglen <stephen@anc.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 19:18:39 GMT
--1) On OSF4, strptime is deficient. Nothing we can do.
--2) On Windows NT, the strptime problems are (i) German locale, English dates,
--(ii) Windows system errors with unknown DST (it move times to DST).
--(i) now has another warning in the help file (there already was one).
--(ii) was already worked around for 1.2.1.
--3) bug.report() uses a mailer option that does not exist on OSF4.

Directory:  Windows


Directory:  incoming

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