[R] Error Message - Error: symbol print-name too long

Duncan Temple Lang duncan at wald.ucdavis.edu
Mon Sep 26 16:31:08 CEST 2005

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You aren't giving us much to go on, so I can only
make a very wild guess.  Check that your file
doesn't have a stray ` character in it.
R will start reading from that point on and try
to make this an internal symbol.  If it doesn't
find the closing ` for too many characters,
it gives the error message you see.

I have seen this once before and that is what the cause
was - a stray ` put in by hitting the ` key rather than Esc.

Carl Anderson wrote:
> Dear All,
> I write to ask for information regarding the error message:
> Error: symbol print-name too long.
> I am afraid that I can't include any code to help with any further diagnosis 
> of the problem as the code is far too long to be of any use, and I have not 
> been able to re-create the problem in shorter example codes.
> I have searched the R manual and help pages and found no mention of this 
> error message.
> All help appreciated,
> Carl A Anderson.
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