[Rd] Vector binding on harddisk

_ Cyrix333 at gmx.net
Thu Feb 14 12:32:14 CET 2008

Hi all,
Using big vectors (more than 4GB) is unfortunately not possible under 
Windows or other OS's if not enough RAM exists.
Could it be possible to implement an a new data type in R, like a 
vector, but instead holding the information in memory, the data lies on 
an file. If data is accessed, the data type vector get the information 
automatically from the file.
There is a package out there (named ff) but the accessed boundary have 
to be declared by the user this is a disadvantage.


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