R-beta: Re: R-alpha: My two problems

Thomas Lumley (thomas@biostat.washington.edu)
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 08:45:22 -0800 (PST)


Date: Tue, 1 Apr 1997 08:45:22 -0800 (PST)
From: Thomas Lumley <thomas@biostat.washington.edu>
To: r-testers <r-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch>
Subject: R-beta: Re: R-alpha: My two problems
In-Reply-To: <9704010701.AA13945@alpha.luc.ac.be>
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.970401083402.21539A-100000@chekov>

On Tue, 1 Apr 1997, Jim Lindsey wrote:
> 				 Neither setting environment nor command
> line change memory size as given by gc(). However, if I give too small
> or too large a value on the command line, it tells me that it is
> invalid and is ignoring it!?? I repeat that when I recompiled changing
> the default size, gc() changed its values. Am I misunderstanding
> something?
I do not have this problem with R16.1, sparc-solaris2.5.1, gcc 2.7.2

Solaris-gorn% ~/R16 -n800000
> gc()
Garbage collection ...
753423 cons cells free (94%)
3875k bytes of heap free (96%)

Solaris-gorn% ~/R16 -n400000
> gc()
Garbage collection ...
353423 cons cells free (88%)
3875k bytes of heap free (96%)

Solaris-gorn% ~/R16 -v40
> gc()
Garbage collection ...
353423 cons cells free (88%)
39875k bytes of heap free (99%)

Solaris-gorn% ~/R16 -v4
> gc()
Garbage collection ...
353423 cons cells free (88%)
3875k bytes of heap free (96%)
>

> 2. When I type colors(), R tells me that it cannot find .Colors.

This one I can replicate.  .Colors is not defined anywhere in the base 
library, nor is it loaded by eg x11(). I believe it used to be loaded 
from the data directory by the startup function (in the days before 
Rprofile and libraries).


Thomas Lumley
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