by John Mount Ph. D.
Data Scientist at Win-Vector LLC
32 bit data structures (pointers, integer representations, single precision floating point) have been past their "best before date" for quite some time. R itself moved to a 64 bit memory model some time ago, but still has only 32 bit integers. This is going to get more and more awkward going forward. What is R doing to work around this limitation?
Win-Vector’s John Mount discusses this HERE, in the first of a new series of articles discussing aspects of "R as it is.”