[R] R-crash using read.shape (maptools)

Danny Heuman dsheuman at rogers.com
Thu Apr 29 04:49:56 CEST 2004

Hi Herry,

On Thu, 29 Apr 2004 12:20:44 +1000, you wrote:

>Hi List,
>I am trying to read a large shapefile (~37,000 polys) using read.shape [winxp, 1gig ram, dellbox). I receive the following error:
>AppName: rgui.exe	 AppVer: 1.90.30412.0	 ModName: maptools.dll
>ModVer: 1.90.30412.0	 Offset: 0000309d
>The getinfo.shape returns info, and the shapefile is readable in arcmap. 
>Any ideas on how to overcome this?
>Thanks Herry
>Alexander Herr - Herry
>R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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I've had difficulty if there is too much detail in the polygon
definition (i.e. too many nodes).  Try thinning the polygons and try


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