[R] Mediation analysis takes up all RAM, then all swap, and then RStudio/terminal suddenly closes
thebudget72 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Wed Jun 23 17:01:45 CEST 2021
thank you for your kinds answer.
No I didn't contact the maintainer of the package first, that's my fault :)
I have come to the conclusion that the problem is that I don't have
enough resources on my PC (RAM) for the task at hand.
I have tried to run it on a remote VM with more RAM and seems to work.
On 22/06/2021 17:50, Bert Gunter wrote:
> Please read and follow the posting guide, linked below, which says:
> "For questions about functions in standard packages distributed with R
> (see the FAQ Add-on packages in R
> ask questions on R-help.
> If the question relates to a /contributed package/ , e.g., one
> downloaded from CRAN, try contacting the package maintainer first. You
> can also use |find("functionname")| and
> |packageDescription("packagename")| to find this information. *Only*
> send such questions to R-help or R-devel if you get no reply or need
> further assistance. This applies to both requests for help and to bug
> So, while you *may* get a useful response here, you should contact the
> maintainer. If you have already done so, please say so.
> Another possibility that may be helpful is the Fedora SIG,
> <https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-fedora> , though of
> course I have no idea whether your problem is OS specific.
> Bert Gunter
> "The trouble with having an open mind is that people keep coming along
> and sticking things into it."
> -- Opus (aka Berkeley Breathed in his "Bloom County" comic strip )
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 8:38 AM Philips Roger <thebudget72 using gmail.com
> <mailto:thebudget72 using gmail.com>> wrote:
> I am using the mediation
> package to run a mediation analysis.
> But when I call the `mediate` function, R eats up all RAM, then it
> up all swap, and then RStudio suddenly closes.
> The same happens if I call `Rscript` from the terminal, and the
> suddenly closes.
> Here is measures for RAM and swap. Notice the peaks:
> RAM diagnostics
> I have Fedora Worstation 24.
> This happens BOTH with the R 4.0.5 that uses Open BLAS provided in
> Fedora repository, and a custom R 4.1.0 I compiled from source linked
> against Intel MKL.
> It doesn't seem to happen every time, some times (rarely), the RAM
> constant (around 40/50%) and it works (it takes a long time through).
> What is the cause of this? How can I debug?
> R-help using r-project.org <mailto:R-help using r-project.org> mailing list --
> To UNSUBSCRIBE and more, see
> PLEASE do read the posting guide
> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
[[alternative HTML version deleted]]
More information about the R-help