R-beta: new executable

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Nov 15 01:29:40 CET 1997

Andrea Rossetti <rossetti at stat.unipg.it> writes:

> I tried it and it worked wery well, but unintentionally i have changed the
> size of the vector heap (to the memory setting) with the value 1000, and
> now the application doesn't work!
> I tried to delete all and reinstall but the resul is the same,
> double-clicking on rsept.exe compare an error:
> a window with an "X"

What an excellent example of why configuring a program from inside a
program may not be such a good idea...

I *think* the way to proceed is 

a) start regedit (from the command box via the Start button)
b) save the registry to a file (*never* edit it directly, you'll risk
hurting yourself badly if you do)
c) make a backup of the registry file and edit it with your favourite
editor. Look for something that could be R's memory setting and set it
right (or delete that entry).
d) reload it from regedit. 

-- or just ensure that the machine has >1GB of virtual memory (evil

Robert: There must be a way of detecting this situation at startup?

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