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

From: Robert Citek <>
Date: Wed 10 May 2006 - 06:35:43 EST

On May 5, 2006, at 11:54 AM, Marc Schwartz (via MN) wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-05-05 at 17:56 +0200, Uwe Ligges wrote:
>> Robert Citek wrote:
>>> $ uname -sorv ; rpm -q R ; R --version
>>> Linux 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp #1 SMP Thu Jun 2 23:08:39 EDT 2005 GNU/
>>> Linux
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> <snip>
> I might throw out one more pointer in addition to Uwe's comments
> above,
> which _should_ not affect this issue, but as an FYI. Note that I said
> "should not" versus "will not".
> ...
> The current FC4 kernel release (noted above) has some issues with
> it at
> present. A new kernel release version by Dave Jones, 2111, should
> be out
> "any time now", but in the mean time, I would suggest updating your
> kernel to version 2.6.16-1.2096smp and doing a full system update
> generally.
> You may very well find that some behaviors (related and/or
> unrelated to
> this issue) do change for the better.

Thanks, Marc. Upgraded:

Linux 2.6.16-1.2096_FC4smp #1 SMP Wed Apr 19 15:51:25 EDT 2006 GNU/Linux

Ran some simple tests and didn't notice any obvious improvement. Nothing obviously broke, either, so that's good.

- Robert
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