Re: R-alpha: memory size

Ross Ihaka (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 21:00:33 +1200 (NZST)

Date: Thu, 27 Mar 1997 21:00:33 +1200 (NZST)
From: Ross Ihaka <>
Message-Id: <>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: memory size

I have also tried this under 16.1 and had no problems.  One thought
does spring to mind though.  Have you replaced the old shell-script
front-end with a current one? (the one one that gets put in ~R/bin
during the build).  In older versions the front-end used to set the
memory size in the environment.  Now the -vxxx and -nxxx are passed on
to the program directly i.e. through a command like

	$RHOME/bin/R.binary -vxxx -nyyy

in the shell script front-end.

The list of color names has moved from interpreted code to internal
C code.  This was to try to economize on memory usage and to speed
up color lookup.  You can get a list of names with the command


and you see the colors on screen using an X11 program like "xco"
and find out about the rgb values from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb.txt
or equivalent.

Sorry about the delay in getting 0.50 out, but we are taking more
care than usual over this one (admitedly not a strong statement).
It has quite a jump in functionality and we're also trying to get
as many reported bugs as possible fixed.  We had hoped to have a
simultaneous Windows 95/NT version, but this may be slightly late.
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