[R] memory allocation problem

Peter Langfelder peter.langfelder at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 04:00:35 CET 2010

Oops,  I missed that you only have 4GB of memory... but since R is
apparently capable of using almost 10GB, either you actually have more
RAM, or the system is swapping some data to disk. Increasing memory
use in R might still help, but also may lead to a situation where the
system waits forever for data to be swapped to and from the disk.


On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM, Peter Langfelder
<peter.langfelder at gmail.com> wrote:
> You have (almost) exhausted the 10GB you limited R to (that's what the
> memory.size() tells you). Increase memory.limit (if you have more RAM,
> use memory.limit(15000) for 15GB etc), or remove large data objects
> from you session. Use rm(object), the issue garbage collection gc().
> Sometimes garbage collection may solve the problem on its own.
> Peter
> On Tue, Nov 2, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Lorenzo Cattarino <l.cattarino at uq.edu.au> wrote:
>> I forgot to mention that I am using windows 7 (64-bit) and the R version
>> 2.11.1 (64-bit)

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