[BioC] Large number of CEL files!!!

James W. MacDonald jmacdon at med.umich.edu
Tue Mar 8 20:40:06 CET 2005

Hrishikesh Deshmukh wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have 200 CEL files and i want to use bioconductor to
> read these files and then do simple things like
> hist(),boxplot()! I think i will run into memory
> issues!
> Any suggestions as to how to handle this problem?

If you want to have an AffyBatch so you can use hist(), etc., you will 
need lots of RAM (probably 3 or 4 Gb). You might also need to use a *nix 
OS because windows doesn't handle memory that efficiently.

Luckily, RAM is comparatively cheap these days.



> Thanks in advance.
> Hrishi
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James W. MacDonald
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