[R] data import

Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk Richard.Cotton at hsl.gov.uk
Thu Sep 11 09:53:19 CEST 2008

> I have a data set containing 2,122,164 records and 38198952 fields.
> I can not import this data due to "momory problem".
> Is  there a way to solve this problem?

1. Filter the data before you import it.  Do you really need all 38 
million fields?  Can you ignore some of the 2 million records?  Chapter 4 
of the R Data Import/Export Manual may help.

2. Failing that, buy more memory for your PC.


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