[R] R-1.2.0 for windows crashes

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Apr 17 16:37:13 CEST 2001

>On Tue, 17 Apr 2001, Gary Collins wrote:
>> Can anyone help with the following problem...
>> I using R-1.2.0 on windows 95, and when I press <SHIFT> and 3 together (ie
>> the £ symbol - on a uk qwerty keyboard),
>> R crashes. This only happens on R and with no other windows apps. Does
>> anyone know why this happens and what I can do  to stop this happening, as I
>> have accidentally lost small portions of unsaved work by slip of the key.

On the US keyboard, Shift-3 is a number sign ("octothorp" I heard it
called once), and it's obviously safe.  To get a UK £ symbol you can
do Alt-0163, and that's safe too in Rgui 1.2.2.  Does Alt-0163 cause
the crash on your system?  Do you get the crash in the current

Duncan Murdoch
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