[Rd] cannot allocate vector of size 71773 Kb (PR#915)

cdhershberger@dow.com cdhershberger@dow.com
Tue, 17 Apr 2001 05:34:06 +0200 (MET DST)

Full_Name: Doug Hershberger
Version: 1.2.2
OS: Red Hat-Linux 7.0
Submission from: (NULL) (

In the R FAQ I find the following entry explaining that R no longer has   
problems with memory.


However in my installation: R Version 1.2.2  (2001-02-26)

Installed from the red hat RPM on your site on a Red Hat 7.0 i686

I get the following error when working with large data sets:

                > source("/usr/local/genex/rcluster/lib/rcluster/r/hcluster.r");
               > breadth.program("uploaded_data.txt", "average", 10)
                Read 2 items
                Read 8574 items
                Error: cannot allocate vector of size 71773 Kb
                Execution halted

Is there a way to fix this? This is running as part of the GeneX
installation so I would have to dig through to figure out how to give R
more memory.

Besides which I don't think that will work.

Thanks for any insight that you can provide.

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