[R] 64-bit R on OS X/G5?
andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Jun 16 14:10:01 CEST 2004
> From: Prof Brian Ripley
> R works on 64-bit platforms and has for quite a while,
> currently I know of
> people using machines with 16Gb RAM on 64-bit platforms
> (Alpha, Sparc,
I guess you could add AIX to that list, although not without pain (no
readline because the readline installed on that system is 32-bit). If I'm
not mistaken, 64-bit R on Irix has also been done.
> Do you have a full 64-bit compiler and runtime for MacOS X?
> If so `all'
> you need to do is to run compile under it. One quote I picked up was
> macos X has 64 bit support with gcc 3.3 and a g5
> which if correct suggests this is possible.
> On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, Anders Sjögren wrote:
> > Hi!
> > Does anyone know if there is a working 64-bit version of R
> for MacOs X
> > on G5? If so, is there a memory limit anyway or could I
> > use almost 8 GB in one session?
> There is of course a memory limit but it far exceeds 8GB. There is a
> limit on the length of vectors still (2^31 - 1) and a few
> other similar
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