[R] FW: Large datasets in R

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Tue Jul 18 17:00:23 CEST 2006

S-Plus stores objects as files whereas R stores them in memory.
SAS was developed many years ago when optimizing computer
resources was more important than it is now.

On 7/18/06, Ritwik Sinha <ritwik.sinha at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a related question. How differently do other statistical
> softwares handle large data?
> The original post claims that 350 MB is fine on Stata. Some one
> suggested S-Plus. I have heard people say that SAS can handle large
> data sets. Why can others do it and R seem to have a problem? Don't
> these softwares load the data onto RAM.
> --
> Ritwik Sinha
> Graduate Student
> Epidemiology and Biostatistics
> Case Western Reserve University
> http://darwin.cwru.edu/~rsinha
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