[Rd] memory issues with new release (PR#9344)

Kasper Daniel Hansen khansen at stat.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Nov 6 19:49:40 CET 2006

It would be helpful to produce a script that reproduces the error on  
your system. And include details on the size of your data set and  
what you are doing with it. It is unclear what function is actually  
causing the error and such. Really, in order to do something about it  
you need to show how to actually obtain the error.

To my knowledge nothing _major_ has happened with the memory  
consumption, but of course R could use slightly more memory for  
specific purposes.

But chances are that this is not really memory related but more  
related to the functions your are using - perhaps a bug or perhaps a  
user error.


On Nov 6, 2006, at 10:20 AM, Derek Stephen Elmerick wrote:

> thanks for the friendly reply. i think my description was fairly  
> clear: i
> import a large dataset and run a model. using the same dataset, the
> process worked previously and it doesn't work now. if the new  
> version of R
> requires more memory and this compromises some basic data analyses,  
> i would
> label this as a bug. if this memory issue was mentioned in the
> documentation, then i apologize. this email was clearly not well  
> received,
> so if there is a more appropriate place to post these sort of  
> questions,
> that would be helpful.
> -derek
> On 06 Nov 2006 18:20:33 +0100, Peter Dalgaard  
> <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk>
> wrote:
>> delmeric at gmail.com writes:
>>> Full_Name: Derek Elmerick
>>> Version: 2.4.0
>>> OS: Windows XP
>>> Submission from: (NULL) (
>>> hello -
>>> i have some code that i run regularly using R version 2.3.x . the  
>>> final
>> step of
>>> the code is to build a multinomial logit model. the dataset is  
>>> large;
>> however, i
>>> have not had issues in the past. i just installed the 2.4.0  
>>> version of R
>> and now
>>> have memory allocation issues. to verify, i ran the code again  
>>> against
>> the 2.3
>>> version and no problems. since i have set the memory limit to the  
>>> max
>> size, i
>>> have no alternative but to downgrade to the 2.3 version. thoughts?
>> And what do you expect the maintainers to do about it? ( I.e. why are
>> you filing a bug report.)
>> You give absolutely no handle on what the cause of the problem might
>> be, or even to reproduce it. It may be a bug, or maybe just R
>> requiring more memory to run than previously.
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