Re: [R] clara - memory limit

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Fri 05 Aug 2005 - 18:31:38 EST

>>>>> "ReidH" == Huntsinger, Reid <reid_huntsinger@merck.com>
>>>>> on Wed, 3 Aug 2005 13:21:45 -0400 writes:

    ReidH> I thought setting keep.data=FALSE might help, but
    ReidH> running this on a 32-bit Linux machine, the R process
    ReidH> seems to use 1.2 GB until just before clara returns,
    ReidH> when it increases to 1.9 GB, regardless of whether
    ReidH> keep.data=FALSE or TRUE. Possibly it's the overhead
    ReidH> of the .C() interface, but that's mostly an
    ReidH> uninformed guess.

not only; I've found at least one place to save more memory for 'keep.data = FALSE',
thanks to your careful observation, Reid!

This, together, with another small change, will lead to a new release of the cluster package, soon.

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich



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