[R] cannot allocate memory

DumpsterBear dumpsterbear at gmail.com
Wed Sep 24 16:06:05 CEST 2008

>> I am getting "Error: cannot allocate vector of size 197 MB".
>> I know that similar problems were discussed a lot already, but I
>> didn't find any satisfactory answers so far!
>> Details:
>> *** I have XP (32bit) with 4GB ram. At the time when the problem
>> appeared I had 1.5GB of available physical memory.
>> *** I increased R memory limit to 3GB via memory.limit(3000)
> Have you told Windows to allow processes of more than 2GB?

Yes, I did. But this only matters if R requests a memory block of size
bigger than 2GB
at one time. As I wrote, I had 1.5GB available of physical memory out of my 4GB.

> gc(), I think.

Yes, indeed.

Many thanks, Adam

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