Re: [R] Big matrix memory problem

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 13 May 2005 - 22:57:40 EST


On Fri, 13 May 2005, s104100026 wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> I want to read 256 1000x1000 matrices into R. I understand that it is unlikely
> that I can do this but In the hope that somebody can help me I am mailing this
> list.

What sort of matrix? If these are real numbers that is 2Gb.

> I have tried increasing my memory size (I understand that it is the minimum of
> 1024 or the computers RAM in my case 512)
>
> Does anyone think this is possible in R, could it be tried in Splus for
> example.

It is possible in R, but you will need a 64-bit version of R. Since you don't state your OS, my guess is it is Windows or MacOS, for neither of which we have a 64-bit port as yet.

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