[R] (no subject)

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Feb 13 16:55:03 CET 2003

On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Jonathan Williams wrote:

> The program will work away happily for hours and will sometimes perform
> as many as 100 cycles around the above loop. It gives quite nice results.
> But, quite frequently, and unpredictably, it fails and R just stops. As I
> say, the operating system continues and any other programs that are multi-
> tasking are unaffected.
> If anyone could give me an idea on how to avoid this problem, I'd be
> grateful.

It sounds as though randomForest has a small bug in its C memory
management.  Unfortunately these can be quite hard to find and fix and
there isn't any straightforward way to work around them.


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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