[R] re| memory.limit()

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Wed Nov 20 17:14:27 CET 2002

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> Not quite!
> memory.limit only exists on Windows, and is not the same as --max-mem-size
> (which you probably never need to set on Windows).
> From the CHANGES file for rw1060:
>   The default memory limit has been raised to the smaller of 1Gb and the
>   amount of physical RAM.  (See the changes for rw1040 and rw1020 below.)


My limited understand of Windows memory management is that it cannot handle
programs that are bigger than physical memory. Is my understanding correct, and
thus the reason for the above limit? For this and other reasons I have tended to
stick with Unix/Linux versions of R, and I am wondering if this should be seen
as a Windows limitation or a limitation imposed by R in Windows.

Paul Gilbert
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