[R] memory

Christian Hoffmann christian.hoffmann at wsl.ch
Mon Jun 11 09:05:05 CEST 2001

I am running R-1.2.3 on Unix:

 >uname -a
SunOS fluke 5.7 Generic_106541-12 sun4d sparc SUNW,SPARCserver-1000

At startup using XEmacs I am stumped by:

Error: an xdr real data read error occured
Fatal error: unable to restore saved data
 (remove .RData or increase memory)

Process R exited abnormally with code 2 at Mon Jun 11 07:53:36 2001

My .RData is 9'683'000 Bytes long.

According to R FAQ the memory management should be automatically extending
space for R.

R version 1.2.0 introduces a new "generational" garbage collector, which
will increase the memory available to R as needed. Hence, user intervention
is no longer necessary for ensuring that enough memory is available. 

Since my project is still growing I will need more than 10MB in the future.

What can I do apart from remove .RData ?

How do I increase memory? The FAQ seems silent on this.

Thanks for help.

Dr.sc.math.Christian W. Hoffmann
Mathematics and Statistical Computing
Landscape Modeling and Web Applications
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL 
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CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
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