memory.limit() produces wrong result in RStudio but not in R

R on Windows running in RStudio produces a grossly incorrect result for memory.limit() (which should be in Mb) even though the command works perfect fine in the standard Windows RGui.

Here's what I get in a fresh session in RStudio on a machine with 16 Gb of RAM:

> memory.limit()
[1] 1.759219e+13

> sessionInfo()
R version 3.6.1 (2019-07-05)
Platform: x86_64-w64-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)
Running under: Windows 10 x64 (build 17763)

Matrix products: default

[1] LC_COLLATE=English_United States.1252  LC_CTYPE=English_United States.1252   
[3] LC_MONETARY=English_United States.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C                          
[5] LC_TIME=English_United States.1252    

attached base packages:
[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base     

loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
[1] compiler_3.6.1 tools_3.6.1    packrat_0.5.0 

and in the RGUI:

> memory.limit()
[1] 16111

which is correct.


This is being tracked on this github issue

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