[R] Error: cannot allocate vector of size 6.5 Gb

Peter Crowther peter@crowther @end|ng |rom me|@ndr@@com
Mon Feb 24 14:27:54 CET 2020

Are you running the 32-bit or 64-bit version of R?  The 32-bit version
cannot allocate that much space; on Windows, the maximum contiguous space
that can ever be allocated in a 32-bit process is a little over 1Gbyte, on
Unix it's larger but cannot go over the 32-bit address space limit of


- Peter

On Sat, 22 Feb 2020 at 22:43, greg holly <mak.hholly using gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear R-Help members;
> I have the following error messages when I would like to create
> training and testing data for Random Forest.
> Your help is highly appreciated.
> Regards,
> Greg
> inTrain <- createDataPartition(a, p = 0.7, list = FALSE)
> Error: cannot allocate vector of size 6.5 Gb
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