[Rd] (PR#3196) Failure to read the instructions is not a bug in R

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 5 15:02:02 MEST 2003

Note, the R-admin manual tells you *not* to use that version of gcc.

Now you know why the INSTALL file says

  The main source of information on installation is the `R Installation
  and Administration Manual', an HTML copy of which is available as file
  `doc/html/R-admin.html'.  Please read that before installing R.  But
  if you are impatient, read on but please refer to the manual to
  resolve any problems.

So, why not follow that advice?  Preferably, *before* sending a bug 

FYI, the gcc Sparc Solaris bug is fixed in 3.2.3 and 3.3.

On Thu, 5 Jun 2003 mn at cs.york.ac.uk wrote:

> Full_Name: Mark Nelson
> Version: 1.7.0
> OS: Solaris 9

Sparc, I presume but not stated.

> Submission from: (NULL) (
> When trying to produce a histogram, R crashes.  Steps to reproduce the problem -
> > a <-  rnorm(100,1,1)
> > a 
> > hist(a)
> Note source code was compiled with gcc 3.2.2

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