[R-sig-Debian] installing ROCR/gplots packages blows up memory

Michael Rutter mar36 at psu.edu
Tue Feb 23 22:19:17 CET 2010


My first suggestion would be to upgrade to the latest version of R,
2.10.1.  Ubuntu packages are available in the CRAN repository.  If
that doesn't work, we can investigate further.


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 3:48 PM, Andrew Ziem <ahz001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> When I try to install the ROCR package (which requires gplots) on
> Ubuntu 9.10 (Xubuntu Karmic Koala) 64-bit on R version 2.9.2
> (2009-08-24), it eats up all my RAM (2GB) and swap (4GB) and keeps
> allocating more memory until Linux's out of memory (OOM) killer kills
> the perl process.  This problem is special to Ubuntu because I can
> install other packages (such as party) on this Ubuntu system, and I
> can install ROCR/gplots on Windows.
> Here's the installation log copied from the console (look for "Out of memory"):
> http://pastebin.com/Y3cYAnve
> How can I get gplots and ROCR packages installed?  I am not sure how
> to get build log from Perl, and I would post it if you could tell me
> how to find it.
> Best regards,
> Andrew
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Dr. Michael A. Rutter
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