[R] Memory leakage?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat May 3 20:56:16 CEST 2003

I always use Rgui in SDI mode (under XP) and it always shuts down
completely for me.

There was only one release of R 1.6.2.  This not what is meant by `memory
leakage': that is when an application allocates memory and does not free
it: it goes away when the application is exit-ed.

I believe the problem is with your own computer (or how you use it,
including other software you may have installed): have you tried
re-installing Windows?

On Sat, 3 May 2003, Tao Shi wrote:

> I'm using R 1.7.0 on WinXP under SDI mode.  However, very often after I 
> closed all R windows, my CPU usage was still 100%.  By checking the task 
> manager, I found there are one or several "Rgui.exe" still running and took 
> all the CPU.  I had to close them one by one manually.  This happened to me 
> with R 1.6.1, R 1.6.2 also and also on Win2K.  Rememeber there was a "memory 
> leakage" problem with the early release of 1.6.2.  Is this what I'm 
> exprencing here?  Or this is due to I'm runing R under SDI mode, b/c my 
> colleague hasn't found the problem with his R 1.7.0 or other versions which 
> are runing under MDI mode.  Help............

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