Re: [R] File size limit exceeded

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 04 Aug 2005 - 06:34:18 EST

On Wed, 3 Aug 2005, Omar Lakkis wrote:

> R quits with the message above?

'R quits'? What exactly happens? -- please see the posting guide.

> What is the cause of the message and how can I avoid this?
> I am using R.2.1.0 on a debian box.

Which platform (please see the posting guide)?

I guess it means you have exceeded the 2Gb file size limit of a 32-bit OS, but it is possible that you have a file size limit set in your shell.

If the former, you need the configure option --enable-linux-lfs, and you need a very recent R-patched as that option got inadvertently broken in 2.1.0. (I've spent a couple of hours this afternoon checking that it works again on i686 linux -- another alternative is to use a 64-bit platform which is what most people needing large files do.)

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