Re: [R] large data set, error: cannot allocate vector

From: Robert Citek <rwcitek_at_alum.calberkeley.org>
Date: Sat 06 May 2006 - 04:31:11 EST

On May 5, 2006, at 11:28 AM, Jason Barnhart wrote:
> ?Memory

Thanks. That pointed me to mem.limits(), gc(), and object.size().

> ?memory.size will be very useful to you in resolving this.

That gave me an error:

R > ?memory.size
No documentation for 'memory.size' in specified packages and libraries: you could try 'help.search("memory.size")'

> Not sure what OS you are using, but Windows will be more
> restrictive on
> memory (depending on whether you're using a Server edition, etc.

I'm using R-2.3.0-2 under Fedora Core 4/Linux, which apparently doesn't seem have any set limits:

R > mem.limits()
nsize vsize

    NA NA

Regards,
- Robert
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