[R] Could I release some memory?

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 4 11:53:52 CEST 2002

On Tue, 4 Jun 2002, ken_lee wrote:

> Dear all,
>        If  I have been using a large memory, Could I have any command to release?
> Like  tmp<-scan(file="a.data")  #a.data maybe > 10mb
> at first, I think  tmp<-NULL  should be release some memory,but it is not any help.


The last is what `releases' the memory, but it may not release it to
your OS: that is system-specific.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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