[R] Memory filling up while looping

Peter Meißner peter.meissner at uni-konstanz.de
Fri Dec 21 20:18:25 CET 2012

THANKS a lot!

This actually solved the problem even without calling free() explicitly:

xmlTreeParse(..., useInternalNodes=TRUE)

Best, Peter

Am 21.12.2012 19:48, schrieb Milan Bouchet-Valat:
> Le vendredi 21 décembre 2012 à 18:41 +0100, Peter Meißner a écrit :
>> Yeah, thanks,
>> I know: !DO NOT USE RBIND! !
>> But it does not help, although using a predefined list to store results
>> as suggested there, it does not help.
>> The problems seems to stem from the XML-package and not from the way I
>> store the data until saved.
> So you may want to use xmlParse() or the equivalent
> xmlTreeParse(useInternalNodes=TRUE) instead of plain xmlTreeParse().
> This will avoid creating too many R objects that will need to be freed.
> But do not forget to call free() on the resulting object at the end of
> the loop.
> See this page for details:
> http://www.omegahat.org/RSXML/MemoryManagement.html
> Regards

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