[R] R 1.1.1 slow to launch

R.E. Darnell R.E.Darnell at newcastle.ac.uk
Mon Oct 16 15:05:42 CEST 2000

I have installed my own version of R1.1.1 under my home area.(the
system version being 0.90) but I been having problems launching R
especially with large .RData files.

 For example starting R in a directory with a 1.7M RData file
puts a heavy load on the CPU and disk and after 10 minutes I
kill the job with ^C a message says 

R : Copyright 2000, The R Development Core Team
Version 1.1.1  (August 15, 2000)

R is free software and comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
You are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions.
Type    "?license" or "?licence" for distribution details.

R is a collaborative project with many contributors.
Type    "?contributors" for a list.

Type    "demo()" for some demos, "help()" for on-line help, or
        "help.start()" for a HTML browser interface to help.
Type    "q()" to quit R.

Fatal error: unable to restore saved data
 (remove .RData or increase memory

If I try with R --vsize 30M, it does the same with perhaps extra
thrashing of the disk.

I am running Debian Linux 2.2.17 on an intel PC with 80M of RAM.

Is there any thing I can check to help sort this problem?  I didn't
have the problem with the older version of R.

Ross Darnell
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