Re: [R] Memory Management under Linux: Problems to allocate large amounts of data

From: Peter Dalgaard <p.dalgaard_at_biostat.ku.dk>
Date: Thu 30 Jun 2005 - 19:48:01 EST

Prof Brian Ripley <ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk> writes:

> On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, Dubravko Dolic wrote:
>
> > Dear Prof. Ripley.
> >
> > Thank You for Your quick answer. Your right by assuming that we run
> > R on a 32bit System. My technician tried to install R on a emulated
> > 64bit Opteron machine which led into some trouble. Maybe because the
> > Opteron includes a 32bit Processor which emulates 64bit (AMD64
> > x86_64). As You seem to have good experience with running R on a
> > 64bit OS I feel encouraged to have another try for this.

Er? What is an "emulated Opteron" machine? Opterons are 64 bit.  

> It should work out of the box on an Opteron Linux systen: it does for
> example on FC3 and SuSE 9.x. Some earlier Linux distros for x86_64 are
> not fully 64-bit, but we ran R on FC2 (although some packages could
> not be installed).
>
> Trying to build a 32-bit version of R on FC3 does not work for me: the
> wrong libgcc_s is found. (One might want a 32-bit version for speed
> on small tasks.)

On FC4 it is even easier: "yum install R R-devel" gets you a working R 2.1.1 straight away (from Fedora Extras). Only if you want to include hardcore optimized BLAS or do not like the performance hit of having R as a shared library do you need to compile at all.

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