Re: [R] SVD for a 500, 000* 500, 000 matrix (singular value decomposition)

From: Aimin Yan <>
Date: Thu, 08 May 2008 08:53:33 -0500

Use blzpack, it could work it out.


At 02:44 AM 5/8/2008, Uwe Ligges wrote:

>kayj wrote:
>>I tried to run SVD on a 500,000* 500,000 matrix and i get a message that it
>>can not allocate a vector of length 270 mb
>Well, you will obviously need >> 1Tera(!)bytes of RAM just in order to
>store the matrix (or is it some sparse one?). I wonder how you managed
>that issue.
>Uwe Ligges
>>doe snayone know how to solve this problem? any ideas on other softwares
>>where I can do this? I appreciate your help
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Aimin Yan
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Iowa State University,Ames, IA 50010
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