Re: [R] Which Linux OS on Athlon amd64, to comfortably run R?

From: Emmanuel Charpentier <charpent_at_bacbuc.dyndns.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2007 00:31:29 +0100

Prof Brian Ripley a écrit :
> Note that Ottorino has only 1GB of RAM installed, which makes a 64-bit
> version of R somewhat moot. See chapter 8 of
>
> http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-admin.html

Thank you for this reminder|tip ! I didn't re-read this document since ... oh, my ... very early (1.x ?) versions. At which time my favorite peeve against R was the fixed memory allocation scheme.

I would have thought that 64 bits machines could take advantage of a wider bus and (marginally ?) faster instructions to balance larger pointers. Am I mistaken ?

Thank again !

                                        Emmanuel Charpentier



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