[R] Statistical computing

Prof. Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 31 20:13:50 CEST 2003

On Mon, 31 Mar 2003 TyagiAnupam at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 3/31/03 10:21:20 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> v_bill_pikounis at merck.com writes:
> > I must admit that I am always eager to debunk the myth that SAS is (so much)
> > better than the S language for data management, because to me the myth
> > mostly points out that many statisticians have never used anything else but
> > SAS.
> > 
> Depends on the size of the data and what one is trying to do. I tried to 
> subset a data.frame when memory.size() showed about 20M, nothing else was 
> running other than R, and it reached the memory limit 127M without doing the 
> job. The object is about 10M. Any hints?

Get more memory!  128Mb is very little for a Windows PC these days, and
you can buy many Gb for the price of a SAS licence.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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