Re: [R] FW: Large datasets in R

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed 19 Jul 2006 - 01:00:23 EST

S-Plus stores objects as files whereas R stores them in memory. SAS was developed many years ago when optimizing computer resources was more important than it is now.

On 7/18/06, Ritwik Sinha <ritwik.sinha@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a related question. How differently do other statistical
> softwares handle large data?
>
> The original post claims that 350 MB is fine on Stata. Some one
> suggested S-Plus. I have heard people say that SAS can handle large
> data sets. Why can others do it and R seem to have a problem? Don't
> these softwares load the data onto RAM.
>
> --
> Ritwik Sinha
> Graduate Student
> Epidemiology and Biostatistics
> Case Western Reserve University
>
> http://darwin.cwru.edu/~rsinha
>
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