[R] Windows R 1.8.0 hangs when Mem Usage >1.8GB

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 19 19:51:42 CET 2003

Could you compile up and try R-devel (see the FAQ)?  It probably will cope
with more than 2Gb, and I've run it up to 2.5Gb.

Note that an effective limit of 1.7Gb is mentioned in the rw-FAW.

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Dick Beyer wrote:

> I have a loop that increases the size of an object after each iteration.  
> When the Windows Task Manager shows "Mem Usage" about 1.8GB, the
> Rgui.exe process no longer responds.
> I use:
> "C:\Program Files\R\rw1080\bin\Rgui.exe" --max-mem-size=4000M
> --min-vsize=10M --max-vsize=3000M --min-nsize=500k --max-nsize=1000M
> I have a dual Xeon 2.8GHz processor box with 4GB of memory and "R
> version 1.8.0, 2003-10-08".
> Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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