[R] Memory

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 24 13:52:27 CEST 2001

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Agustin Lobo wrote:

> The R-Intro guide states:
> "In addition, there are options for controlling the memory available to
> the R process (see
> the on-line help for topic `Memory' for more information)."
> But cannot find any entry for Memory or memory in
> the R help system. Are there any advices for starting
> R with particular options for working with large objects and/or
> long for (or lapply) loops?

If ?Memory fails, your version of R is broken.  That is where the advice is
(and generally it is to leave well alone unless you need to limit the
memory usage or you are on Windows).  So you need to correct your
installation of R, it seems.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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