[R] contextstack overflow
Steven Finch
sfinch9 at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 20 15:31:39 CET 2007
Hello!
I written several implementations in R of Rémy's algorithm for
generating random ordered strictly binary trees on 2n+1 vertices.
One implementation involves manufacturing character strings like:
"X <- list(0,list(0,0))"
for the case n=2. If I perform the following two steps:
cmd <- "X <- list(0,list(0,0))"
eval(parse(text=cmd))
then X becomes a true nested list in R. This works fine for n=2,
but often for n=200, an error message:
Error in parse(text = cmd) : contextstack overflow
appears and execution stops. Clearly there exists an upper bound
on the allowable depth of nestings in R! Can this upper bound be
easily increased?
Other implementations avoid this problem, so this issue is not
crucial to me. I do wish, however, to understand the limits of
this particular approach. Thank you!
Steve Finch
http://algo.inria.fr/bsolve/
P.S. If anyone else has written R code for generating random
trees (on a fixed number of vertices), I would enjoy seeing this!
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