[R] R Cmdr memory

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Sun Mar 28 15:48:17 CEST 2010

On 28.03.2010 15:20, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 28/03/2010 9:03 AM, David Winsemius wrote:
>> On Mar 28, 2010, at 4:35 AM, ManInMoon wrote:
>>> Is there a 64 bit R - and where can I get hold of it for Windows please?
>> For Windows XP?, Not that I know of. There are proprietary versions
>> for Vista and I believe Professor Ripley is working on an experimental
>> version for the 64 bit versions of Windows.
> We're planning to release 64 bit builds with R 2.11.0. They are
> currently being built as part of the test process, though the builds are
> still a little irregular.
 > You can download from <CRAN
> mirror>/bin/windows64/contrib for now, and soon from <CRAN
> mirror>/bin/windows64/base.

> The 64 bit versions of R will require a 64 bit version of Windows to run
> on. I think there may be 64 bit versions of XP, but they are uncommon
> and I don't know if they support our builds; we're testing in 64 bit
> Vista and Windows 7.

Actually, the 64-bit version that you can currently download is a daily 
build on Windows Server 2008 (where all the package checks happen as well).


> Revolution Computing also sells a build produced with a different
> compiler. It has the advantage that the compiler is probably in better
> shape than the one we are using and they'll provide support with it; the
> disadvantage is that they'll charge for it, and they are probably not as
> up to date as us with respect to released version number.
> Duncan Murdoch
>>> Your sizes function is useful thanks - but is there some R parameter to
>>> allow maximum usage of memory?
>> Read the Windows FAQ and seearch on "memory".
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