RStudio slow with just under 4,000 data from respondants


#1

Hello all, I have recently installed RStudo and am experiencing problems with slow scrolling (laggish) of viewing the variables in the data. I have read that this has been an issue but have not found a resolution for myself. Thanks!


#2
Some system Information could be useful in helping with something like this

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- R Version: 

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#3

In addition to @EconomiCurtis question, where is the data stored? Network drive? Local drive? USB stick?


#4

Good afternoon, some of the system information is a 64 bit HP laptop with an i5 processor and total physical memory of 5.92GB. The data is stored on my local C drive. Thank you much for any information provided.


#5

For further clarification:

  • Are you talking about scrolling in the Data Viewer (the spreadsheet-like interface that lets you inspect a data frame)?
  • If so, horizontal scrolling or vertical scrolling? (or both?)
  • Does your data have many columns?

There is known sluggishness with very wide (= many columns) data in the Data Viewer. Improving this is an active area of development, as I understand it. Some more context here:

But I'm sorry, because I know that doesn't necessarily help you immediately if this is indeed your problem!


#6

Hi thank you. Yes scrolling in both columns in the data view. The data does have many variables so it seems wider than what R may be able to deal with at the moment. Thanks for pointing out the discussion of an ongoing issue!