Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2001 18:35:23 -0500
Reply-To: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
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From: Raynald Levesque <rlevesque@VIDEOTRON.CA>
Subject: Re: MXMEMORY
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"I would like to find a way so I do not have to type the SET MXMEMORY
This is a solution (taken from the "Utils" category of my script page):
'How to automatically change the MXMEMORY each time SPSS starts?
'If you have Autoscripting enabled (Edit>Options, Script tab) you can add
'the following To the file Autoscript.sbs (Or whatever file you have Set
'As your Autoscript file) To run your Set mxmemory Command automatically
'This was posted to SPSS newsgroup by John Bauer in Dec 1998
objSpssApp.ExecuteCommands "SET MXMEMORY=48000.", True
Raynald Levesque firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: SPSSX(r) Discussion [mailto:SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf Of
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: MXMEMORY
I am having a similar problem. Every time I run some SPSS procedures, I've
been getting the following warning message: "Warning # 43 MXMEMORY (the
maximum amount of memory that can be allocated dynamically) has been
reached. To increase this value, use the SET MXMEMORY command." So, I run
the syntax of SET MXMEMORY command. I use SPSS 10.1.4 on Windows 2000. I
would like to find a way so I do not have to type the SET MXMEMORY command.
Any feedback would be appreciated.
Research Data Analyst
Center for Prevention Research and Development
510 Devonshire Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lisa Montiel" <montiell@ROCKINST.ORG>
Sent: Thursday, December 06, 2001 9:24 AM
> I began having problems running some procedures (frequencies for example)
> and would get a warning saying that there wasn't sufficient MXMEMORY. I
> began changing the settings with a SET MXMEMORY command but this is only
> temporary for the current SPSS session. Because the warning started coming
> up everytime I used SPSS, today I changed it permanently with a DOS
> I would like to ask the list if anyone has had any problems with
> functionality or slowdowns from permanently changing the mxmemory.
> A couple of side notes: The reason for the sudden lack of mxmemory I don't
> understand. I have not added any new programs that might be eating up RAM,
> and in fact, SPSS will be the only program running when the warning
> Truthfully, I don't even care why it's doing it if there is a solution
> (permanently allocating SPSS more memory). I'm using 9.0 on Windows 98
> 64 MB of RAM. I changed the default mxmemory settings from 14 MB to 32 MB.
> Any comments?
> Lisa Montiel
> Senior Research Specialist
> Rockefeller Institute of Government
> 411 State Street
> Albany, NY 12203
> (518) 443-5872
> (518) 443-5705 FAX