[R] function is too long to keep source

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 4 19:21:10 CEST 2003

On Thu, 4 Sep 2003, Marcel Vieira wrote:

> Dear R users,
> I am trying to minimise a function using "nlm".
> I am getting the following error message: "Error: function is too long to
> keep source"
> The function is really very long (about 100 A4 pages).
> Is there anything I could do to solve this problem?

Assuming that the obvious solution (splitting up the function into pieces)
doesn't work you can use


to tell R not to store the source text in addition to the parsed code. The
only disadvantage of this is that when you list the function source inside
R there aren't any comments, but you don't want to do this with 100 pages
of code anyway.


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