[R] Encodebuf? yet another memory question

From: Tim Howard <tghoward_at_gw.dec.state.ny.us>
Date: Thu 10 Mar 2005 - 03:07:42 EST


Hi all,

   I was surprised to see this memory error:

Error in scan(Cn.minex13, nlines = 2, quiet = TRUE) :

        Could not allocate memory for Encodebuf
> memory.size(max=TRUE)

[1] 256843776
> memory.size(FALSE)

[1] 180144528
> memory.limit()

[1] 2147483648

I don't have any objects named 'Encodebuf' and help and the R site search turn up no matches for this word.

As memory.size and memory.limit indicate, I'm way below my limit (but, I grant that maybe windows won't give R any more memory...). In my next run, I'll ask to scan fewer lines, but I thought it worth asking the group if this 'Encodebuf' error meant anything different than the standard "can't allocate xxxxx bytes" message. (btw, if you are confused that scanning only 2 lines would max out my memory... I'm scanning two long lines from 36 different connections so it does add up).

> version

         _
platform i386-pc-mingw32

arch     i386           
os       mingw32        
system   i386, mingw32  
status                  
major    2              
minor    0.1            
year     2004           
month    11             
day      15             

language R

Thanks.

Tim Howard



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