tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue Oct 30 22:01:40 CET 2001
On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Geert Aarts wrote:
> Dear List
> I would like to apply kriging (using sgeostat or fields package)
> The result I got is as follows:
> >Error: Cannot allocate vector of size 41148 Kb
> >In addition: Warning Message:
> >Reached total allocation of 255 Mb. See help(memory)
> In other words. R should be able to allocate the vector of 41Mb!!!!
> What is the problem?
Presumably the function has already allocated a lot of memory (say, 150Mb)
before it tries to do the 41Mb allocation that triggers the error. In
responding to the error R will unallocate all the memory that the function
had previously allocated. You could confirm this by
which would make R report the currently used memory size with each garbage
To set the --max-mem-size option (or any other command line option), add
it to the 'Target' field in the 'Properties' for the shortcut to R.
"C:\Program Files\R\rw1030\bin\Rgui.exe" --max-mem-size=300M
Thomas Lumley Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu University of Washington, Seattle
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