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R does at times have memory issues.  One solution is to specify the memory allocation.

memory.limit(size=)


Deven T. Hamilton
University of Washington
Department of Sociology

On Thu, 26 Apr 2007, York Yao wrote:

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> +1
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> I am also very interested to know whether R has memory constraints.
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> York
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> On 4/26/07, Tucker McGrimmon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>> Hi,
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>>  I am working with a large, but relatively sparse network, and trying
>> to fit some ERGMs. There appears to be memory problems when using R. The
>> typically error message R produces is
>> 
>>  "Error: cannot allocate vector of size 222757 Kb"
>> 
>> My understanding is that while the ERGM is running R runs out of
>> virtually memory. Typically this could be solved by using a 64 bit
>> machine and allowing it some time. But it also depends on R.
>> 
>> I was wondering if anyone knew if R and the package Statnet were written
>> with 32 bit or 64 bit hardware in mind. That is, is the memory problem
>> above arising because I am running R & Statnet within windows on a 32
>> bit computer or because R & Statnet were written as a "32 bit program"
>> ie. software versus hardware problem or both?
>> 
>> Thanks for the help,
>> 
>> Tucker McGrimmon
>> 
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