Please excuse me if this is the wrong place for this, but I have a very general question. Is R useful when writing code used to work large tables? Are there better programming languages? The reason that I ask is that I have ruined 2 sticks of ram by constantly running an analysis on my computer that requires a very large table to be loaded to subset from. I have tried read.csv.sql() but this takes an amount of time that makes it unusable. Any quicker sql methods?