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From: A.J. Rossini (rossini@blindglobe.net)
Date: Thu 20 Mar 2003 - 04:41:33 EST


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"Michael D. Ward" <mdw@u.washington.edu> writes:

> Has anyone allocated more than one Gig of memory for R under
> Windows? When I try the diagnostic tells me I am decreasing memory
> and the memory size value is a very large negative number.
>
> I suspect the problem may be a signed integer that overflows. Is 1 G a hard
> limit for memory allocation in R under Windows?

Mike, you shouldn't need to allocate -- as of a few years back, R
allocs as needed. You can set max size, but not sure why you would
sensibly want to do that, unless you are protecting other
executables.

Also see R for Windows FAQ 2.6.

best,
-tony

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