Re: [Rd] Minumum memory requirements to run R.

From: Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen <>
Date: Mon 20 Feb 2006 - 22:47:45 GMT

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> Quite a while back we set the goal of running R in 16Mb RAM, as people (I
> think Kjetil) had teaching labs that small.

It's a while since I actually har R used on such small machines, I think 64 MB is quite acceptable now.


> Since then R has grown, and we has recently started to optimize R for
> speed rather than size. I recently tested R-devel on my ancient Win98
> notebook with 64Mb RAM -- it ran but startup was rather slow on what I
> think is a 233MHz processor and very slow disc.
> R still runs in 16Mb, but that is getting tight. Does anyone have any
> need to run on a smaller machine than my 64Mb notebook?
> mailing list Received on Sat Jan 21 09:53:21 2006

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