[R] R and Windows Vista

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 31 14:52:26 CEST 2007

On Thu, 30 Aug 2007, Jan Budczies wrote:

> Hello group,
> it is reported (R for Windows FAQ) that R runs under Windows Vista.
> However, does someone here have experience with R under Vista 64
> and large (>3 or 4 GB) memory?

Yes, the person who wrote the FAQ entry does.

Note that the distributed Windows binary of R is a 32-bit executable, so 
the maximum memory it can address is 4GB (and it can do that in Vista 64 
on a 4GB RAM machine, unlike any 32-bit version of Windows).

If you want to use R on Vista 64, I suggest you use a current R-devel 
snapshot, as some changes have been made based on this experience.

> Greeting - Jan Budczies
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