[Rd] Possible bug in edit(x) for editing matrices [tested on a Mac]

Hans-Jörg Bibiko bibiko at eva.mpg.de
Mon Dec 19 10:48:03 CET 2011


it seems there's a possible bug in edit(x) if x is a matrix filled with NA only.

To reproduce please do the following:

a <- matrix()

change e.g. the cell value to 1 and close the GUI-based editor. edit(a) returns NA. This also happens for any dimension of the matrix as long as all cell values are NA. If at least one of the cell values is not NA it works correctly. The same behaviour I also get via "fix(x)".

I tried this by using R via the Terminal (editing via X11 and Tcl/Tk) and the Mac R-GUI app.

Here's my sessionInfo():

R version 2.14.0 (2011-10-31)
Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)

[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

Any ideas? Or is this an undocumented behaviour?


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