[R] object sizes

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 23 12:05:19 CET 2001

On Tue, 20 Mar 2001, Mark Hansen wrote:

> greetings,
> i have been playing with the port of r to the mac. i am running into
> errors "unable to allocate object of size x" where x is not a big
> number. i tried playing with mem.limits, but that seems like the
> wrong beast. i think what i want is something like options(object.size=y)
> in S. i have gone through the documentation but can't diagnose
> the problem, and hence i am posting here. maybe this is something
> unique to the mac port, or (more likely) i am missing something.

This message means you are out of memory: it is "unable to allocate an
object that happens to be of size x" rather than "unable to allocate an
object because it is of size x".    \You may need to adjust the maximum
memory size options (I don't know how to do this or what are the defaults
on the Mac, but it should be in help(Memory).

Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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