|Screenshot of the very first post to the R-help mailing list.|
This is a post about R’s memory model. We’re talking R v0.50 beta. I think that the paragraph at the end provides a nice anecdote on the importance not to be overwhelmed by problems ahead:
“(The consumption of one cell per string is perhaps the major memory problem in R – we didn’t design it with large problems in mind. It is probably fixable, but it will mean a lot of work).”
We all know the story; an endless number of hours has been put in by many contributors throughout the years, making The R Project and its community the great experience it is today.
PS. This is a blog version of my R-help post with the same content.