[R] --max-vsize option

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 29 15:59:38 CET 2006

On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Daniel Gatti wrote:

> The R memory docs say that the --*-vsize option takes an integer
> argument and then 'G', 'M', 'K', or 'k'.  When I start R using
> R --max-vsize=10G
> I receive the warning:
> WARNING: --max-vsize=10G=10'M': too large and ignored
> The system that I'm working on is a 64-bit Sun server with 40G of
> memory.  What is the correct syntax for this command?

But is this a 64-bit build of R?  (Solaris is 32-bit by default.)
R --max-vsize=10G  works on 64-bit Solaris build for me, but I get that 
(somewhat garbled) message on a 32-bit build.

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