[R-SIG-Mac] Hangs Reading Large Files

Charles DiMaggio charles.dimaggio at gmail.com
Tue May 31 15:08:23 CEST 2016

Thank for that. Makes sense.  Odd thing is I never noticed this behavior before El Cap.  In Mavericks, would see the small grey spinning progress indicator which was much more reassuring that things were as they should be.



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> On May 6, 2016, at 7:30 AM, cgw at witthoft.com wrote:
> When an executable is performing a processor-intensive task without any
> "hooks" for interrupts,  the "not responding"  status is normal, as is
> the pinwheel -- which is doing what it's supposed to; it's just that
> none of us like it when it spins for too long. 
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> Date: Thu, 5 May 2016 18:16:17 -0400
> From: Charles DiMaggio <charles.dimaggio at gmail.com>
> To: r-sig-mac at r-project.org
> Subject: [R-SIG-Mac] R 3.2.2 Hangs Reading Files in El Capitan
>    [Solved]
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> Been a while, but wanted to close the page on a previous post describing
> R hanging on readRDS() and load() for largish (say 500MB or larger)
> files. Tried again with recent release (3.3.0).  Am able to read in
> large files under El Cap.  While the file is reading in, I get a
> disconcerting spinning pinwheel of death and a check under Force Quit
> reports R is not responding.  But if I wait it out, it eventually reads
> in.  Odd.  But I can live with it.
> Cheers
> Charles
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