Re: [R] increasing memory

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From: Prof Brian Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 04 May 2004 - 22:38:44 EST


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On Tue, 4 May 2004, Janet Rosenbaum wrote:

> Hi. I want to use R with very large files, a couple hundred megabytes,
> but R crashes every time that I try.

If it actually crashes there is a bug, but I suspect that it stops with an
error message -- please do read the posting guide and tell us exactly what
happens.

> Reading help files seems to indicate that R ought to manage its memory
> itself. I know I have enough memory since stata handles these files
> perfectly well.

That tells you very little: R and stata work in different ways. How much
memory do you have?

> I have a mac running OS 10.3 and am running RAqua 1.8.1.
>
> Is there anything I can do to make it deal with these files successfully?

Start by giving us the information requested in the posting guide.

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