[R] rbind() very slow
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Apr 17 16:33:30 CEST 2002
"Philippe Grosjean" <phgrosje at ulb.ac.be> writes:
> I have 16 tables of 39 variables with around 1500 to 3500 cases in each
> table. These 16 tables are in 16 different data frames. I want to merge them
> in a single large data frame, so:
> All <- rbind(T1, T2, ...)
> The problem: it is VERY slow, and takes a lot of memory (> 500 Mb) on my
> Athlon XP1800+, 1.75 Go memory, Win 2000 Pro SP1, R 1.4.1. Any suggestion to
> improve speed, and/or memory use?
No fix, but could you try running the profiler over this? I.e.
All <- rbind(T1, T2, ...)
and then on the command line
Rcmd Rprof Rprof.out
If this proves awkward on Windows, could you cook up an example (e.g.
with random data) that reproduces the effect?
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