[R] cant restore .Rdata

royle@penguin.irm.r9.fws.gov royle at penguin.irm.r9.fws.gov
Wed Jan 27 21:33:58 CET 1999

Hi Folks,

 I loaded a couple of quite large data sets into an R session and then
quit (after saving the image).  Now I get:

Error: a read error occured
Fatal error: unable to restore saved data
 (remove .RData or increase memory)

after trying to start my R session using something like:

R --vsize XXX --nsize 1000000

For any value of XXX (I went up to 300 or 400, which is as high as I could
go.  This seems odd to me because the data sets were not that large.

In fact, the size of .RData is:

-rw-rw-r--   1 royle    royle    14848000 Jan 27 14:19 .RData

I have had much larger data sets in R before and never had this problem
(at least one that couldn't be fixed by increasing the memory).

So, it appears that my only option at this point is to delete .RData
which would be unfortunate since the functions contained therein are
the result of several days of intense hacking.....

Does anyone have any ideas?

thanks in advance,


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