Dr. Chris Wills
cwills at ucsd.edu
Sun Oct 13 16:18:54 CEST 2002
Dear R Gang:
I have a Macintosh G4 powerbook, running OS 9.2. Last week I
ran a statistical analysis program that I wrote in R for two days
continuously. The program does repeated intensive computations on a
large data set.
The program completed its task successfully, but during the
process I noted that the computer seemed to be running unusually hot.
Shortly after the program stopped, something unrepairable happened to
the computer. I don't know the cause of the problem yet, and won't
find out until Monday or Tuesday, but it seems to involve the hard
drive - Norton Disk Doctor cannot fix it, nor can I restore the
original software to the hard drive.
The computer breakdown may of course be unrelated to my use
of R, but I am concerned that running the computer so intensively may
have caused the problem. Has anyboody run into a similar problem
using R on a G4 machine? I have also been running R on a G3 I-Book,
using the same operating system, though not the same program, and I
have had no problems.
Professor of Biology
Division of Biological Sciences
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla CA 92093
e-mail cwills at ucsd.edu
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