[Rd] Question on the R's C stack limit

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 1 11:58:11 CEST 2007

On Fri, 1 Jun 2007, Ev Whin wrote:

> Dear r-devel members,
>    I encountered a C stack limit issue, when I tried to embed R 2.5 into my
> application. In the R-exts document, it says:"Note that R's own front ends
> use a stack size of 10Mb". I desire to know: is it possible to decrease this
> stack size
> by modifying R's source code? If it's possible, which part of the source
> code is responsible for the issue?

You have picked that out of the Windows-specific documentation without 
saying you are on Windows (are you?).  The setting is in 
src/gnuwin/front-ends, unsurprisingly.  (In the Makefile, to be exact.)

> Thank you all.
> Whin
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