[R] large dataset!

JENNIFER HILL jh1030 at columbia.edu
Sun Jul 2 16:12:25 CEST 2006

Hi, I need to analyze data that has 3.5 million observations and
about 60 variables and I was planning on using R to do this but
I can't even seem to read in the data.  It just freezes and ties
up the whole system -- and this is on a Linux box purchased about
6 months ago on a dual-processor PC that was pretty much the top
of the line.  I've tried expanding R the memory limits but it 
doesn't help.  I'll be hugely disappointed if I can't use R b/c
I need to do build tailor-made models (multilevel and other 
complexities).   My fall-back is the SPlus big data package but
I'd rather avoid if anyone can provide a solution....


Jennifer Hill

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