[R] lmer2 error under Mac OS X on PowerPC G5 but not on Dual-Core Intel Xeon

From: Michael Kubovy <kubovy_at_virginia.edu>
Date: Mon 29 Jan 2007 - 01:35:04 GMT

> (fm1 <- lmer2(Reaction ~ Days + (Days|Subject), sleepstudy))
Error in as.double(start) : Calloc could not allocate (888475968 of 4) memory

> sessionInfo()

R version 2.4.1 (2006-12-18)


attached base packages:

[1] "grid"      "datasets"  "stats"     "graphics"  "grDevices"  
"utils"     "methods"

[8] "base"

other attached packages:

         lme4       Matrix       xtable latticeExtra      lattice      
gridBase         MASS
"0.9975-11"   "0.9975-8"      "1.4-3"      "0.1-4"    "0.14-16"       
"0.4-3"     "7.2-31"
          JGR       iplots       JavaGD        rJava
     "1.4-15"      "1.0-5"      "0.3-5"     "0.4-13"

lmer runs the example w/o a problem

I just tried to run it on on Intel-based MacPro, and lmer2 ran without a hitch.

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