[R] data mining & R

Mohd Zamri Murah zamri at sun1.ftsm.ukm.my
Fri Sep 8 04:23:34 CEST 2000

I am new to R. currenty reading a few intereting articles about data mining.
data mining, if I conclude right, is a method to analyze large data set.
>From the R-FAQ, it states that;

   R (currently) uses a _static_ memory model.  This means that when it
   starts up, it asks the operating system to reserve a fixed amount of memory
   for it.  The size of this chunk cannot be changed subsequently.  Hence, it
   can happen that not enough memory was allocated, e.g., when trying to read
   large data sets into R.

out of curiousity, what is the upper limit of data size that R can process
in term or number of rows/columns or in MBytes? Or, if this limit exist, is
it hardware related? (e.g computer with 256MB can process more data than one
with 64MB) 

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