[R] naive question

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 29 22:11:22 CEST 2004

There are hints in the R Data Import/Export Manual.  Just checking: you 
_have_ read it?

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004, Igor Rivin wrote:

> I have a 100Mb comma-separated file, and R takes several minutes to read it
> (via read.table()). This is R 1.9.0 on a linux box with a couple gigabytes of
> RAM. I am conjecturing that R is gc-ing, so maybe there is some command-line
> arg I can give it to convince it that I have a lot of space, or?!

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