Re: [R] about memory

From: jon butchar <>
Date: Wed 30 Mar 2005 - 22:34:13 EST

How much memory is free when R fails (e.g., what does "top" show while trying to run your clustering)? If there's still a sizeable amount of free memory you may have to look into the system limits, maximum data segment size in particular. Many Linux distros have it set to "unlimited" but default Debian may not. If this turns out to be the problem, please do not, _do not_ raise it to "unlimited," but only to enough for R to work.


jon b

On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 18:36:37 +0800
ronggui <> wrote:

> here is my system memory:
> ronggui@0[ronggui]$ free
> total used free shared buffers cached
> Mem: 256728 79440 177288 0 2296 36136
> -/+ buffers/cache: 41008 215720
> Swap: 481908 60524 421384
> and i want to cluster my data using data has 3 variables and 10000 cases.but it fails and saying have not enough memory for the vector size. I read the help doc and use $R --max-vsize=800M to start the R 2.1.0beta under debian linux.but it still can not get the is my pc'memory not enough to carry this analysis or my mistake on setting the memory?
> thank you.
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