[R] re| memory.limit()

Paul Gilbert pgilbert at bank-banque-canada.ca
Wed Nov 20 21:53:56 CET 2002

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, Paul Gilbert wrote:
> > My limited understand of Windows memory management is that it cannot handle
> > programs that are bigger than physical memory. Is my understanding correct, and
> No.  It has had virtual memory since ca 1990.

Thanks. I had in mind that it was "limited virtual" in the sense that multiple
programs could use more than physical memory, but any one program had to fit in
memory. I guess that is not technically true, but it sounds like it is almost
true for practical purposes.
> The reason for the 1Gb limit is to do with the limited total space Windows
> gives (2Gb or 3Gb across all processes).

Does Windows (2000/XP) impose this limit even if there is more physical memory?

Thanks again,
Paul Gilbert
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