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Interrupt a Script

mewing

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Jun 23, 2011

Ok, this has happened a couple times to me and I'm not sure what to do in JMP.

I just asked JMP to make me a table with ~260,000 columns in it - JMP didn't like this, but it's not obviously against the rules of JSL so it tried. And tried. And tried - and half hour later I killed JMP (which I was sad about because I hadn't saved the script.

In SAS there's a button I can click to kill script execution if something is wrong. I can do the same in R. Is there some way to interrupt JMP's interpretation of my script while it's reading it?
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pmroz

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Jun 23, 2011

I've had some success hitting the ESC key.
mewing

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Jun 23, 2011

I've tried that and it does nothing for me. Oh well - could just be that the mistakes I make are un-interruptable.
mewing

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Jun 23, 2011

Just an example of a problem I created for myself this morning.

for(z=100,i >= 10,i--, ... );

This will run forever (and did) and crashed JMP - no amount of hitting ESC or bargaining with the computer would interuppt the infinite loop. Is there no way to terminate such mistakes?