Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 16:32:25 -0500
Reply-To: "Nichols, David" <nichols@SPSS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Nichols, David" <nichols@SPSS.COM>
Subject: Re: How big a PC would be required ??
I generated 7000 cases with 500 variables and tried a PC extraction with
varimax rotation and was able to do it with MXMEMORY set to 64000 (64 MB),
so yes, that PC should be sufficient.
Principal Support Statistician and
Manager of Statistical Support
From: Jan Winchell [SMTP:WINCHELL@KENTVM.KENT.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 1998 12:21 PM
Subject: How big a PC would be required ??
I have been asked by a researcher if the PC he plans to buy for his
project will, indeed, be sufficient for his task. He wants to run
Factor Analysis with approx 5000-7000 cases and 500 variables. I thought
there used to be a formula for calculating the memory requirements, but
can't locate it in my manuals (all the way back to 3.0) or off the
archives. Can anyone help ? His minimum plan was a 233 Pentium with
128m of RAM and a 4G hard drive.