[R] question

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Apr 15 18:35:44 CEST 2011

On 15/04/2011 12:05 PM, Pamela Santelices Elgueta wrote:
> I have a question, What is the maximum storage capacity of data that  R has?

There isn't a simple answer to this question.  Vectors have a maximum 
length of about 2 billion entries, and matrices are stored as vectors.  
Most often you will run out of memory before you hit that limit, because 
most functions in R work on data that's held in memory.  However, on a 
64 bit system you could have a lot of memory, and then it would be 

Dataframes are lists of vectors, so they can be *much* larger than matrices.

Duncan Murdoch

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