[Bioc-devel] R 2.2.0 patched for BioC 1.7 (Windows)?
Kasper Daniel Hansen
khansen at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Tue Oct 11 19:32:01 CEST 2005
The change to the default stack size really has nothing to do with
the memory problems BioC users face (I think, ... better to hedge :).
Look at the recent discussion on R-devel about "R crashes for large
formulas in lm()". The example is something like this
fit <- lm(y~(x1*x2*x3*x4*x5*x6*x7*x8*x9)^2)
> On Oct 11, 2005, at 9:29 AM, Anand C.Patel wrote:
> Dear Bioconductor Developers:
> In looking at the plans for 1.7, and in considering issues that
> have cropped
> up here and there over time regarding the dismal memory management
> in Windows,
> I was wondering if it might not be beneficial to recommend those of
> us stuck
> with windows use the patched version of R 2.2.0 rather than the
> "stable" --
> the current patch changes are below, and reflect largely really
> adjustments in stack size and address space. Seems like it would
> help with
> platform parity and decrease the number of technical problems folks
> would have
> with memory.
> Just a thought.
> Anand C. Patel
> Washington University St. Louis
> acpatel at usa.net
> R 2.2.0 patched
> Using the latest binutils allows us to distribute RGui.exe and
> as large-address-aware (see the rw-FAQ Q2.9).
> The maximum C stack size for RGui.exe and Rterm.exe has been increased
> to 10Mb (from 2Mb); this is comparable with the default on Linux
> and may allow some larger programs to run without crashes.
> Overwrite mode in the console works for MBCS charsets. (Patch
> contributed by Haruki Koyanagi <koyanagi at com-one.com>.)
> R CMD REMOVE in 2.2.0 removed the package(s) but failed to remake the
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