[R] memory stack overflow
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue May 19 16:39:26 CEST 2009
That is very unusual, but the C stack can be increased under Windows
by recompiling R (see src/gnuwin32/front-ends/Makefile). On most other
OSes it is much easier, just adjust the setting via ulimit or limit in
But I suspect the problem is that your model is too complex.
Incidentally, is your R current? Stack usage in expanding models was
On Tue, 19 May 2009, Nora Pérez wrote:
> Dear colleagues,
> I am trying a glm.nb for the distribution of a plant species with 93
> environmental variables. I execute the instruction and I get the
> following message: "Error: C stack usage is too close to the limit".
Well, we don't know what you did (see the footer of this message) but
if you mean 93 explanatory variables I hope you have tens of thousnads
of cases and are just looking for a predictive model.
> How can I increase the memory of R?
> Your sincerely,
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