[R] R does in memory analysis only?

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Sun Feb 8 01:01:00 CET 2004

On Sat, 07 Feb 2004 14:15:54 -0800, you wrote:

>I wonder if someone would confirm something I'm 99% sure of from the
>docs and discussion on the list, but can't find stated explicitly:
>R works only on problems that fit into (real or virtual) memory.

The base libraries have that limitation.  I think various people are
working on packages that handle objects that don't fit in memory.

>Is there any thought of relaxing this limitation?  I realize doing so
>would be a big job.  I also realize that 64 bits makes it much less

I haven't heard of any plans to remove the limit in the base packages.
There's definitely interest in supporting 64 bit platforms.

Duncan Murdoch

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