[R] Too many open files

From: Omar Lakkis <uofiowa_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sat 27 May 2006 - 09:03:04 EST


This may be more of an OS question ...
I have this call

r = get.hist.quote(symbol, start= format(start, "%Y-%m-%d"), end= format(end, "%Y-%m-%d"))
which does a url request

in a loop and my program runs out of file handlers after few hundred rotations. The error message is: 'Too many open files'. Other than increasing the file handlers assigned to my process, is there a way to cleanly release and reuse these connections?

I run on Mac OS X



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