[Rd] Reimplement stats:::plotNode as iterative to avoid recursion limits?

Gregory R. Warnes greg at warnes.net
Fri Jan 2 00:35:23 CET 2015

Hi All,

I've gotten a number of reports from users about gplots::heatmap.2 generating 'node stack overflow' errors.  As it turns out, these errors originate in stats:::plotNode, and are triggered when it is passed a dendrogram that is too deeply nested.

While increasing the stack size (which is a compile-time option for byte coded functions) can allow a particular instance to succeed, a better solution would be to modify stats:::plotNode to use a recursive, rather than iterative algorithm.

Anyone want to take this up as a programming challenge?   


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