--nsize and --vsize

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 07:45:54 +0100 (BST)

Based on the discussion so far, I have committed changes to 
`Version 0.64.0 Patched' that

  Uses R_NSIZE and R_VSIZE if set.

  Allows --nsize and --vsize to override these.

  Retains the previous minimum settings (200k and 2M) but if the user sets
  nothing uses 250K and 6M.  (Those just about allow MASS+lme to be

This is in system.unix.c, so Unix-only. (I see no reason not to so
this under Windows too, although there are other ways there).

The only snag I see is that there is no way to change this on an
installation-wide basis except to edit bin/R or include/Defn.h
and re-compile, but I guess that (especially the first) is safe enough.


Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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