[R-SIG-Mac] R GUI memory leak

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Thu Jul 7 17:23:13 CEST 2016

Please consider reading R FAQ 7.42


You're talking about memory leak in the GUI - does it mean it takes a lot more memory than running it in R directly?


> On Jul 7, 2016, at 4:50 AM, Phoebe Lin <lmsphoebe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I wrote a 76-line script to process 15,000 text files in batches of 1,000.
> The script worked wonderfully on R GUI yesterday, but this morning R GUI
> wouldn't even start up.
> OSX's Activity Monitor indicates that R GUI uses 63GB of memory. That is
> probably why OSX paused the app. I tried several methods in the hope of
> fixing the problem, including throughly uninstalling R and RStudio using
> CleanMyMac, resetting SMC and PRAM. When I re-installed R GUI, the memory
> leak (?) is still there. R GUI still occupies 63GB. Can anyone please help?
> My laptop: MacBook Pro (Retina, Early 2015) running OSX El Capitan, 3.1GHz
> Intel Core i7 with 16GB 1867 MHz DDR3
> Many thanks.
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