[R] large dataset!

From: JENNIFER HILL <jh1030_at_columbia.edu>
Date: Mon 03 Jul 2006 - 00:12:25 EST

Hi, I need to analyze data that has 3.5 million observations and about 60 variables and I was planning on using R to do this but I can't even seem to read in the data. It just freezes and ties up the whole system -- and this is on a Linux box purchased about 6 months ago on a dual-processor PC that was pretty much the top of the line. I've tried expanding R the memory limits but it doesn't help. I'll be hugely disappointed if I can't use R b/c I need to do build tailor-made models (multilevel and other complexities). My fall-back is the SPlus big data package but I'd rather avoid if anyone can provide a solution....

Thanks!!!!

Jennifer Hill



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