[R] memory tops out at 1.84gb on OS X 10.4 machine w/ 5GB ram

From: Ken Termiso <jerk_alert_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Thu 15 Dec 2005 - 07:47:15 EST


Hi all,

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I am on 10.4 with R2.2, and when loading a big text file (~500MB) with scan(file, what=character) I am throwing malloc errors that say I am out of memory...I have 5GB on this machine, and Activity Monitor tells me R is only up to ~1.84GB both times this has happened (running from terminal)...

I am wondering why this is happening when I still have >2GB of free memory waiting to be used...?

Any advice would be much obliged,
Ken



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