[Rd] Possible bug(s) causing ggplot2 and XLConnect to crash recent builds of r-devel
Chris.Brien at unisa.edu.au
Tue Nov 14 12:37:37 CET 2017
The following R code causes R to crashes under recent r-devel builds of R:
RCBD.lay <- data.frame(Blocks = factor(rep(1:5, each = 6)),
Units = factor(rep(1:6, times = 5)),
Treatments = factor(rep(1:6, times = 5)))
ggplot(data = RCBD.lay, aes(x = Units, y = Blocks, label = Treatments)) +
geom_text(aes(colour = Treatments))
I have installed and am running R on a Windows 10 machine with Rtools34.exe installed. I am using RStudio version 1.1.383
This bug happens with combined Windows 32/64 bit binary builds of the 2017-11-11 r73707 and 2017-11-14 r73724 development snapshot of R. It does not occur under the build of the 2017-06-27 r72859 development snapshot of R.
I installed the latest build with an empty R library tree " D:/Analyses/R LibDevel".
 "D:/Analyses/R LibDevel"
 "C:/Program Files/StatSoft/R/R-devel.724/library"
I installed package ggplot2 and its dependencies from CRAN using RStudio. As a result the following 20 packages were the only packages installed in the previously empty library tree:
I then executed the above code in the Console window of Rstudio (running 64 bit R) and received the message "R Session aborted" with the information that "R encountered a fatal error".
I also started the RGui for the 64-bit version and entered the same code into the console. The error message displayed in a dialog box was "R Windows GUI front-end has stopped working". Closing the dialog box cause RGui to close.
I had a similar experience with the package XLConnect.
Having used remove.packages to remove the ggplot2 and associated packages from the library, I installed XLConnect and it dependencies from CRAN from RStudio. Now the packages installed in "D:/Analyses/R LibDevel" were: "rJava", "XLConnect", "XLConnectJars".
In this case executing library(XLConnect) cause the same response - "R Session aborted" with the information that "R encountered a fatal error".
These are not packages that I maintain. However, I have packages (imageData and dae) that depend on ggplot2 and it seems that this bug is preventing me from compiling the packages under the most recent builds, although I can build the packages under the build of the 2017-06-27 r72859 development snapshot of R.
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