[R] large dataset!
rdporto1 at terra.com.br
Mon Jul 3 17:46:52 CEST 2006
we had a little discussion about this topic
last May when I had a similar problem.
It is archived at
You can follow the thread to see the various
arguments and solutions. I tried to summarize
the possible suggested approachs at
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Data: Sun, 2 Jul 2006 10:12:25 -0400 (EDT)
Assunto: [R] large dataset!
> 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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