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

Andrew Ziem ahz001 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 01:30:34 CET 2010


Thanks for the tip.  I installed R 2.10.1 from the CRAN repo and found
.deb packages r-cran-rocr and r-cran-gplots, so that fixes my initial
package installation problem.

After the install I did see ~5 warnings like this
  package 'gtools' was built under R version 2.9.0 and help may not
work correctly

But I ran update.packages() and it got rid of most of them (except
this one). So far functionality seems unaffected.

Best regards,

On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Michael Rutter <mar36 at psu.edu> wrote:
> Andrew,
> 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.
> Michael
> 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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