A nice short article on memory in R

November 28, 2011

(This article was first published on RDataMining, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

There is a nice short article on memory issue in R at http://www.matthewckeller.com/html/memory.html. If you use R to process large data, you might find it helpful.

It introduces:
– checking how much memory an object is taking;
– the memory limit of 32-bit R and 64-bit R;
– package designed to store objects on hard drives rather than RAM;
– memory garbage collection with gc(); and
– some tips to reduce memory fragmentation.

Yanchang Zhao

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