[R] Count function calls
szehnder at uni-bonn.de
Wed Feb 27 13:12:13 CET 2013
thank you very much for this very useful information! I learned something new!
Enjoy your day!
On Feb 27, 2013, at 1:40 AM, William Dunlap <wdunlap at tibco.com> wrote:
> This is where <<- is helpful:
>> N <- 0 ; trace(solve, quote(N <<- N + 1), print=FALSE)
> Tracing function "solve" in package "base"
>  "solve"
>> lapply(3:0, function(i)solve(diag(i,3), 1:3))
> Error in solve.default(diag(i, 3), 1:3) :
> Lapack routine dgesv: system is exactly singular: U[1,1] = 0
>  4
> You can also set
> to look at the state of things when the error occurs.
> Bill Dunlap
> Spotfire, TIBCO Software
> wdunlap tibco.com
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf
>> Of Simon Zehnder
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:53 AM
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>> Subject: [R] Count function calls
>> Dear R-users,
>> I have the following problem: I am running the function 'pvcm' from the 'plm' Panel Data
>> package. Inside this function 'solve' is called and gives for a certain individual data series
>> an exception because of singularity. I would like to know which individual data series
>> causes this error. I tried to debug it, but this is truly painful, as solve is called inside of
>> 'lapply' and there are over 5,000 individual data series in the panel.
>> Now, what I would like to do is to count the calls to 'solve' inside the function, so I can
>> see, where the function throws the exception. I tried to use 'trace' with a count variable,
>> but I have no clue how to define a global variable to be used by trace and updated at
>> every call.....is there another approach?
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