Garbage Collection: Understanding the Memory Usage Report in RStudio

Pierre DeBois
May 31 · 3 min read
Memory Usage Report for RStudio (image: Pierre DeBois)

When RStudio introduced Version 1.4 of its popular IDE for R programming, a new debugging indicator was added called Memory Usage. The purpose of the Memory Usage report is to reveal how much memory is being used by a program. Leveraging this meter can help developers refine the running efficiency of the program.