Re: [R] what are the limits on R array sizes?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 09 Feb 2006 - 06:44:31 EST

On Wed, 8 Feb 2006, Mike Miller wrote:

> I have some computers with a massive amount of memory, and I have some
> jobs that could use very large matrix sizes. Can R handle matrices of
> larger than 2GB? If I were to create a matrix of 1,000,000 x 1,000, it
> would use about 8GB. Can R work with an array of that size if I have
> compiled R on an IA64 Linux system with 15GB of RAM?

Yes. See ?"Memory-limits".

help.search("limits") gets you there.

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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