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Generating 250 random points crashes the kernel, but not 249

Fixed in 10.1.0. Consider the following function, which generates uniformly random points on the surface of the 2-sphere: ...
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Listable compiled function crashes the kernel with “no more memory available”

Bug introduced in 9.0.0 and fixed in 10.3 I am trying to speed up a function that involves continued fractions. Since ContinuedFraction cannot be compiled and ...
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Cannot get nearest neighbors from Nearest

Bug introduced in 10 and fixed in 10.3 There still persists the failure to return 30.72 (another bug according to Daniel Lichtblau but from the developer's point of view it may be a feature). ...
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Manipulate crashes after running 4 minutes

The following code generates the familiar 3D-plot: ...
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Avoiding an unresponsive user interface in OS X

I have found that despite Mathematica's numerous updates, each of which have added much functionality, one fundamental issue remains unaddressed: The unresponsiveness of the UI when I make a mistake ...
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Kernel crashes when plotting $z=\sqrt{(x^2 + y^2)}^0$

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.0.1 I'm plotting a 3D function, which makes Mathematica V9 (running on Windows 7) crash all the time. Does this only happen for me or for somebody ...
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Incorrect use of Scaled causes crash

Bug introduced in 8.0 and fixed in 10.1.0 While playing with Scaled, I made a syntax error which caused a crash instead of an error message ... Do you get the ...
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Front end freezes on start-up

Update 2015 September 4: An incorrect paclet update was pushed recently that caused Mathematica to not hang on startup with "Initializing kernels". The problem and solution are described here: ...
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Possible bug in Dynamic

The code below crashes the Mathematica kernel in version 10 (not in V9) every time I run it on Windows and on Mac OS. I've sent it to WRI, but was told that they could not reproduce the crash. Does ...
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Why LibraryLink function crashes at a second time?

Bug introduced in 9.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.3 Update As Todd Gayley commented under halirutan's answer, this is a bug. I'm trying link one of Lapack's function to Mathematica through ...
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Kernel Crash while using “ValuesOnGrid” method of InterpolatingFunction

Bug introduced in 10.0.0 and fixed in 10.2.0 I was experiencing some kernel crash while using "ValuesOnGrid" method of an ...
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Mathematica sporadically crashes on open

Sometimes, when I open Mathematica, while the opening splash screen still says "Initializing Kernel Connections", Windows will tell me that "Wolfram Mathematica 9 has stopped working". This will ...
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MapAt with Replace(All) causing kernel crash

Bug introduced in 10.1 and fixed in 10.2 I wanted to roll a function that works like /. but only acts on the very first match it encounters. ...
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Front end crash on Export in 10.2 on OS X

Bug introduced in 10.2.0 and fixed in 10.3.0 Appears to be specific to OS X Mathematica 10.2 is reliably crashing for me when trying to export a pdf that has text with ligatures. For example: ...
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Union on Associations (Kernel Kill)

Bug introduced in 10.1 and fixed in 10.2.0 Perhaps Union on Associations is not being encouraged since ...
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Why am I getting a kernel crash on Chop?

Solve bug (see answer) introduced in 9.0 and persisting through 10.2.0 First post, hopefully I figure out the formatting easily. Please forgive me if this posts ...
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FindRoot kills kernel

Bug introduced in 7.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.1.0. I'm having problems with FindRoot killing the kernel. In my real application, I want to ...
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Simple string pattern crashes kernel

Bug introduced in 6.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.1.0 The following code crashes my Mathematica kernel (v9, MacOS): ...
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How to prevent the kernel from exiting when a LibraryLink function segfaults?

I do realize that this might be controversial, but I believe I have a real need for it this time. If a process tries to access memory at a location it doesn't own, it will by default exit with a ...
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TimeConstrained[Delete[Range[1],1]] causes kernel crash

Run these two samples of code here (AFTER SAVING YOUR CURRENT WORK): Do[ TimeConstrained[ While[True, Delete[{1}, 1]; ];, 0.1];, {100}] ...
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Calculating weird numbers

A weird number is a number such that the sum of the proper divisors (divisors including 1 but not itself) of the number is greater than the number, but no subset of these divisors sums to to ...
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Plotting a 3D list causes kernel to crash if x and y axes have vastly different scales

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.0.2 or earlier I have access to two versions of Mathematica, version 7.0.1 on Linux and version 8 on Windows. When I try the following two lines ...
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Crash with subsetting TemporalData

The first line gets a single sample path for an M/M/1 queue for time between 0 and 100. No problem, I can plot it, etc. ...
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Mathematica 10 crashes on copy/paste

Mathematica 10 crashes in the following (simple) situation: FormulaLookup["gas"] This command will produce a long list of possible formulas. Then I type the ...
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Linux: Mathematica crashes when clicking documentation links very fast

Bug introduced in 10.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.1.0 Can someone confirm the following behavior: Open a new Mathematica and go to the documentation. Navigate to any reference page (I used ...
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Crash when displaying / rasterizing graphics with textures at high resolutions

CAUTION/Disclaimer: execution of some of the code below can result in a complete crash of Mathematica or even your system. Save all your work and do not try in a productive situation. For a graphical ...
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Instant kernel crash when using `+=` on `SparseArray` with repeated entries

Bug introduced in 5.2 and fixed in 10.1.0 Not sure if this is known behavior or not, but the following two lines produce an instant kernel crash (I'm using Mathematica 10.0.1 Windows 64-bit): ...
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Strange kernel segmentation fault in Integrate

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and persisting through 10.3 Define tointegrate = D[V[y1[t], y2[t]], y2[t]] D[V[y1[t], y2[t]], {y1[t], 2}] and try to find its ...
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10.2 ClipPlanes on Translated 3D objects crash front end

Bug introduced in 10.1 or earlier and persisting through 10.3 It seems the Translation of a simple 3D object (e.g. Pyramid) using the ClipPlane crashes with "Mathematica has stopped working". It ...
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How to write crash-robust code?

When a notebook crashes all the work I was doing is lost - I'd like to ameliorate this situation! Is there a way to decorate a symbol so that it is saved to disk whenever it changes, or after a ...
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Copy/Paste of quoted text crashing Mathematica 10?

(Mathematica 10.01 under Windows 7) Create two text cells and in each of them place the following text: <table align="left" style="margin-left:50px; border-collapse: collapse; padding: 0px; ...
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SIGSEGV error with 3D Plots

I originally asked this question here but didn't get a satisfactory answer. I am using Mathematica 8.0.1.0 on Ubuntu 11.10. I created a 3D plot from an ...
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Consistent crash printing from Mathematica 10.2.0 and 10.1.0 in OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Printing from either 10.2.0 or 10.1.0, or any other print related function (Print Preview, Save as PDF) crash my Mathematica instantly. I've tried all the usual stuff like reinstalling, deleting user ...
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Dialog crashes Mathematica

I have some dialog windows in a GUI of which one regularly crashes the kernel. I managed to focus on this particular piece of code, though I don't really know what causes the crash: ...
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Manipulate code crashes V10.1

This code is working with Mathematica 9, but Mathematica 10.1 is becomes unresponsive when I try to evaluate it. ...
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Deleting zero edges from a graph causes bizarre behavior

Bug introduced in 10.3.0 and persisting through 10.3.1 or later Consider the following (very simple) graph, with two vertices and one edge: ...
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How to determine reason for kernel crash? -> Nelder Mead optimisation

I am making use of the Nelder Mead algorithm inside Mathematica's NMaximize to find a parameter set by solving the Schrodinger equation for a given system. (see ...
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Setting $RecursionLimit crashes Mathematica 10

I have encountered what I shall presume is a bug: setting $RecursionLimit repeatably crashes the Mathematica 10 kernel: ...
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ListDensityPlot crashes the kernel

ListDensityPlot[ Flatten[Table[{i, j, Sin[i + j]}, {i, 1, 20}, {j, 1, 20}], 1]] gives the expected result, but a linear scale crashes my kernel (please save your ...
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RawArray crashes the kernel

fixed in 10.0.2 RawArray seems to crash the kernel on my machine RawArray["Byte", {}] Is this a bug? Any insights why this happens? My system: version 10.01 ...
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Dynamic panel crashes Mathematica 10.0.0.0

This answer by @paw have revealed a bug that causes Mathematica v 10.0.0.0 to crash the GUI and kernel. So far the offending code is this: ...
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Mathematica 10 crashes when kernel is quit from MenuItem

I'm actively developing a large codebase that I load every time I use Mathematica. I frequently quit my kernel and reload the codebase to incorporate new changes. I've created a custom menu by editing ...
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Mathematica, MKL_NUM_THREADS, and GNU/Linux Process Limits

I am using Mathematica 10.3 on a large GNU/Linux system (CentOS 6.6) with 40 processors and 250 GB of RAM. It is a delight to watch it chew through linear algebra problems using all the processors. ...
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Kernel sometimes quit after second evaluation of ListVectorPlot

But introduced in 10.0.0 and persisting through 10.1 (update: bug remains in 10.1 on windows) In Mathematica 10.01 Linux x386 execution of the expression ...
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ListVectorPlot crashes kernel after two evaluations

I am currently trying to produce many plots by using ListVectorPlot, but every time I re-evaluate my code, the kernel crashes. I have set $HistoryLength=0 and ...
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Running bits of code in a separate kernel

I am using Mathematica to generate 3D graphics frame for a video. The process goes as follows: Loop over a counter i Use ...
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Mathematica crashes X in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 and every time I try to start Mathematica, my Ubuntu session just crashes and I get thrown to the login screen. This also happens if I try to run Mathematica from another ...
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How to avoid crashing with ConformImages?

ConformImages[] is causing a kernel crash when applied to a list of 5k images. Is there any way to apply ConformImages on the list in batches or asynchronously to ...
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Timing Total crashes kernel

Here is a simple test function test[n_] := Module[{i = 0}, Total[Nest[{++i, #}&, {0}, n], -1]] On my system V9.0.1 running OS X 10.6.8 and with a clean ...