Re: [R] Accessing more than 2GB memory in Windows

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From: Prof Brian Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Sat 22 May 2004 - 20:11:48 EST


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R can.

R 1.8.1 cannot, but it is obselete.

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Marcus Davy wrote:

> I am also interested in the same topic, that is windows 32bit
> restriction to 4Gigs of virtual
> address space partitioning into User and System space.
> For your reconfigured server 3:1 User to System space what does
>
> memory.limit()
>
> say is available?
>
> For those interested a windows FAQ link on this subject is
>
> http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/R/rw-FAQ.html#There%20seems%20to%20be%20a%20limit%20on%20the%20memory%20it%20uses!

(and in the distribution, lonked from the menus). That explicitly says

  The information here applies only to recent versions of R for Windows,
  (1.9.0 or later); the current version is often called something like
  rw1090 (although not officially).

At least two users who were interested have reported success after
following those instructions (during the pre-release testing phase).

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