From: <rivin_at_euclid.math.temple.edu>

Date: Thu 01 Jul 2004 - 03:56:43 EST

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Date: Thu 01 Jul 2004 - 03:56:43 EST

> I suspect that what has happened is that memory, CPU speed, and I/O

*> speed have evolved at different rates, so what used to be acceptable
**> code in read.table() (in both R and S-plus) is now showing its
**> limitations and has reached the point where it can take half an hour to
**> read in, on a readily-available computer, the largest data table that
**> can be comfortably handled. I'm speculating, but 10 years ago, on a
**> readily available computer, did it take half an hour to read in the
**> largest data table that could be comfortably handled in S-plus or R?
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Igor

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