[R] evaluation is nested too deeply: infinite recursion?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Sep 4 14:59:21 CEST 2001

Jason Connor <jconnor at bio.ri.ccf.org> writes:

> I recently started using R (Version 1.3.0 on a Dell machine).  After using
> R for about a week, I started receiving the error message shown below.
> I can't even run simple commands that I know should work.  

A Dell machine running Windows? (As opposed to the Dell running Linux
which I'm currently looking at.)

> Is this a bug or did I just mess something up? I've uninstalled and
> reinstalled R but continue to receive the same errors.   
> The errors are shown below:

> R : Copyright 2001, The R Development Core Team
> Version 1.3.0  (2001-06-22)
> >  
> > help(sum)
> Error in as.double.default(U) : evaluation is nested too deeply: infinite recursion?
> > lm(rnorm(100)~rnorm(100))
> Error in as.vector(data) : evaluation is nested too deeply: infinite recursion?

Hum. Something like this might happen if you set
options(expression=25) or so. Might something like this be lurking in
a workspace you load on startup?

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