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Re: FindCurvePath causes a crash

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  • Subject: [mg119465] Re: FindCurvePath causes a crash
  • From: Albert Retey <awnl at>
  • Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2011 07:02:52 -0400 (EDT)
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> Hello everyone. I am in need of assistance regarding the FindCurvePath
> method.
> I have a group of points that I need to put in successive order. I've
> used FindCurvePath for that purpose. It has worked so far but now it's
> suddenly causing problems.

Suddenly? Does it now cause problems on input that was o.k. before? That 
would be very strange...

> It takes a much longer time to work and
> then it says it ran into a problem. Not only does it fail to give me
> results, it also deletes all the variables I've created so far.

I don't think that it has the power to do so, but more likely the kernel 
just dies, which looks like a bug.

> Luckily I use the DumpSave function so I didn't lose any data but I
> easily could.
> I've tried to order the points manually but now I've come to a case
> that I simply cannot order by hand. I need to have FindCurvePath
> working otherwise I cannot finish my assignment.
> I hope you will be able to help me on this.

Unfortunately without any code or examples it's hard to tell: for the 
usual toy examples FindCurvePath works alright so it would be necessary 
to at least have an example which makes it crash. If it really makes the 
Kernel crash, you also should send such an example to WRI so they can 
have a look at it and fix it (I think a silent kernel crash will always 
count as a bug :-).



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