[R] 1024GB max memory on R for Windows XP?

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Fri Feb 20 01:58:51 CET 2004

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004 15:14:36 -0800, Jonathan Greenberg wrote:

>I have 2GB installed on my windows XP box running R 1.9.0, and after
>performing a prune.tree(intree,newdata), I get an out of memory error within
>R, but it says the maximum allowed is 1024gb (1/2 of what I have!)  Can R
>not use more than 1GB on an XP box?  I noticed I had ~600mb left over after
>R conked out, so clearly I had more memory...  What about virtual memory?

See the FAQ.  You can increase the limit, but not past 2GB (no matter
how much RAM or virtual memory you've got), and maybe not all the way

Duncan Murdoch

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