[R] R process size growing in time...

Laurent Gautier laurent at cbs.dtu.dk
Sun Oct 13 19:33:47 CEST 2002

Dear all,

I observed that the R process is growing in time (I was working with
the same session for two days, and the size reached 300 Mb). Explicit
calls to 'gc()' did show a trigger around 90 Mb but did not change
the RSS (while I remembered that my linux was nicely behaving before
and the process size was shrinking when R was freeing memory...). I
ended up saving the session, ending it then starting it again (and
the process size was around 90 Mb).

I do not know whether this was caused by the recent changes in the
garbage collection, or by possible leaks in the libraries/functions
I have been using (mainly 'hclust' and 'cmdscale').

Did anybody experienced something similar ?


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