[Rd] [External] svd For Large Matrix

iuke-tier@ey m@iii@g oii uiow@@edu iuke-tier@ey m@iii@g oii uiow@@edu
Fri Aug 13 16:58:26 CEST 2021

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svd() does support matrices with long vector data. Your example works
fine for me on a machine with enough memory with either the reference
BLAS/LAPACK or the BLAS/LAPACK used on Fedora 33 (flexiblas backed, I
believe, by a version of openBLAS). Take a look at sessionInfo() to
see what you are using and consider switching to another BLAS/LAPACK
if necessary. Running under gdb may help tracking down where the issue
is and reporting it for the BLAS/LAPACK you are using.



On Fri, 13 Aug 2021, Dario Strbenac via R-devel wrote:

> Good day,
> I have a real scenario involving 45 million biological cells (samples) and 60 proteins (variables) which leads to a segmentation fault for svd. I thought this might be a good example of why it might benefit from a long vector upgrade.
> test <- matrix(rnorm(45000000*60), ncol = 60)
> testSVD <- svd(test)
> *** caught segfault ***
> address 0x7fe93514d618, cause 'memory not mapped'
> Traceback:
> 1: La.svd(x, nu, nv)
> 2: svd(test)
> --------------------------------------
> Dario Strbenac
> University of Sydney
> Camperdown NSW 2050
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