[R] memory limit problem

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 5 08:12:02 CEST 2004

On Linux, you can set memory limits in the shell you use to run R (via
command limit or ulimit, depending on the shell).

Yes, there can be a need to set memory limits on Linux too.  However, the 
problem was that (apparently, as we have not had a clear report), the 
available memory was not all being used, and that is not seen on Linux (or 
Solaris or ...).

On Mon, 5 Apr 2004, Z P wrote:

> Do you mean in Linux, there is no need to set memory limit? If needed, how 
> to set it? Thanks.

> >From: "Roger D. Peng" <rpeng at jhsph.edu>
> >
> >In general, this is not an R problem, it is a Windows problem.  I find that 
> >these types of memory problems do not appear on Linux, for example.

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