[TxMt] R lags with beachball

Albert Vernon Smith avsmith at gmail.com
Fri Nov 27 14:41:21 UTC 2009

I'm editing R code, and having a number of issues where I keep getting
the dreaded spinning beach ball, and have to wait a number of seconds
before I can keep working. Notably, whenever I typing in command and
then enter the first '(' there is a significant lag before I get the
help pop-up.  This is rather annoying, as typing in simple statements
takes a long time.

I had suspected this was a 2.9 versus 2.10 help system issue, so I
upgraded to R 2.10.0 and still had the issue.  I also deleted all
traces of 2.9.2 and earlier from my machine, and I still have the

I don't know if this is related, but when I start the Rdaemon, i see an error:

/Library/Application Support/TextMate/Bundles/R Console
(Rdaemon).tmbundle/Support/bin/execute.sh: line 141:

( -

( + 2: syntax error in expression (error token is "( -

( + 2")
tail: /Users/albert/Library/Application Support/Rdaemon/r_out: invalid
number of bytes

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