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Re: Crash with simple plot command

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  • Subject: [mg83017] Re: Crash with simple plot command
  • From: JUN <noeckel at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 06:37:05 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <fghcbl$k9n$1@smc.vnet.net><200711041111.GAA26050@smc.vnet.net>

On Nov 6, 12:49 am, Curtis Osterhoudt <c... at lanl.gov> wrote:
> Two questions:
>
>    1) Are there keyboard shortcuts available for the command-line interface to
> Mathematica? It would be tremendously nice to be able to copy input from the
> line above (bash uses uparrow to go back through old commands; the front end
> to Mathematica uses Ctrl-L) and things like that;
>
>    2) While trying to answer that question by using the Google, I found the
> following (apparently the source website was updated today, so it wouldn't
> surprise me terribly if the author were to post something about this on this
> group):
>
>   "The record for crashing Mathematica with the smallest graphics command is
> probably this: Plot[1, {x, 0, 1}, Frame->True, FrameLabel->{}]
> In version 5.2, this only elicits an error message, whereas version 6 aborts
> lethally."
>
>    This is obviously a bug!
>
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> Curtis Osterhoudt
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Hi,
yes - I sent this bug to a Wolfram researcher on August 18. But
unfortunately there's no new information on this issue that I can add
right now... It's not the only bug or crash I've reported to them, so
I guess one just has to patiently hope that this "almost-beta-test"
phase will lead to improvements in the next update.

Jens



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