[R] sas7bdat package running very slowly

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Oct 17 19:48:36 CEST 2012

On 17.10.2012 06:22, Helen Jenkins wrote:
> Hi
> I'm trying to use the sas7bdat package. It's working - I tried using
> it for a very small file and it worked very quickly and imported the
> data correctly. I then try it for a bigger file (315MB) and it takes
> quite a long time, more than 10 minutes and still not done. So I
> stopped it because from what I read, it shouldn't be taking this long.
> Should it take this long for a file this size? If not, any ideas on
> what might be wrong? The code I'm using is as follows:
> library(sas7bdat)
> memory.limit(size=4000)
> out1<-read.sas7bdat("C:/South Africa/SAS_Datasets/labdata6.sas7bdat")

It can take quite a while (if it works at all given your hardware).

Uwe Ligges

> And I'm using R version 2.14.1.
> Thanks
> Helen
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