[R] R crashes due to stats.dll
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 23:00:19 CET 2012
On 12-03-17 8:15 PM, Ted Stankowich wrote:
> I've been running a looped AIC analysis using several modules including
> ape, nlme, and MuMIn, and during one particularly long analysis, R (ver
> 2.14.12) crashes several minutes into the routine with the simple
> message "R for windows GUI front-end has stopped working". I'm using a
> brand new laptop with Windows 7, i7 processor, 8GB RAM. I've tried it
> on both the 64 bit and 32 bit versions of R. Using the 64 bit version,
> the analysis makes it through a few iterations before it crashes (maybe
> about 20-25 min into the test).
> The event viewer provides this information every time it crashes:
> Faulting application name: Rgui.exe, version: 2.142.58522.0, time stamp:
> Faulting module name: stats.dll, version: 2.142.58522.0, time stamp:
> Exception code: 0xc0000005
> Does anyone have any idea what might be going wrong here?
Most likely some function is writing to memory it doesn't own. This
might be a bug in the stats package, but I would guess it is much more
likely to be a bug in one of the other packages you used, and stats is
crashing when it comes across the damage.
Debugging this sort of thing is quite hard in Windows: you need to
build R with debugging information and run it under a compatible version
of a debugger (e.g. gdb). I'd recommend trying the code on a Linux or
MacOS system, where you will still need to make sure the debugger is
installed, but you tend to get more informative messages from it.
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