[Rd] mac os x crashes with bioconductor microarray code (PR#8013)

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Thu Jul 21 05:41:56 CEST 2005

On Jul 19, 2005, at 12:34 AM, cireeric at alumni.rice.edu wrote:

> R(1763) malloc: *** vm_allocate(size=346857472) failed (error code=3)
> R(1763) malloc: *** error: can't allocate region

As the error says, you're obviously running out of contiguous wired  
memory (RAM).

> Any ideas? My computer has 2gb of RAM and 100 gb free. I would  
> think that analyzing 42 microarrays would not be too difficult.

You didn't tell us anything about the size of the data - and it seems  
to be of considerable size, because it fails on allocating ca. 350MB  
bytes at once. Whether what you do is difficult or not, that I don't  
know, but obviously you don't have enough memory for what you're  
trying to do. Basically that means you should reconsider your  
approach. Once you provide more information you may want to ask  
Bioconductor users about this issue, but it's definitely not a bug in R.


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