R: Memory usage statistics by variable

January 4, 2010
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(This article was first published on Heuristic Andrew » r-project, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Do you need a way to find out which individual variables in R consume the most memory? # create dummy variables for demonstration x <- 1:1000 y <- 1:10000 z <- 1:100000 # print aggregate memory usage statistics print(paste('R is using', memory.size(), 'MB out of limit', memory.limit(), 'MB')) # create function to return matrix of [...]

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