Memory management in R

Memory management primarily deals with the administration of available memory and the prediction of additional memory required for smoother and faster execution of functions. The current section will cover the concept of memory allocation, which deals with storage of an object in the R environment.

During memory allocation R allocates memory differently to different objects in its environment. Memory allocation can be determined using the object_size function from the pryr package. The pryr package can be installed from the CRAN repository using install.packages("pryr"). The package is available for ‎R (≥ 3.1.0). The object_size function in pryr is similar to the object.size function in the base package. However, it is more ...

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