System Function WA

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⎕WA - Workspace Available

Z←⎕WA returns the amount of workspace available to store data.
Z is an integer scalar which represents the amount in bytes of workspace available to store data.


I have a computer which is a quad core 64-bit machine with 4 gigabytes of memory and 750 gigabytes of disk space. Here is what Session Manager tells me I have available, in gigabytes and bytes:

     (⎕wa ÷1024*3) ' ' ⎕WA
6.024291992   6468272128


While it doesn't mean I can actually create a single array with 6 gigabytes of data, it will allow very large arrays to be created. Note that in some cases, it is possible to create a workspace that is too large to )SAVE.

The value returned by this function does not represent the amount of contiguous memory available because memory may be fragmented by unmovable entries. Also, due to internal allocations for various purposes, this value might vary from time to time even though there is no user-initiated change in data storage.


Note: WA is a niladic form system function, you cannot assign a value to it.

System Variables (A value may be assigned to these except for ⎕DM)
ALX CT DM DT ELX FC FEATURE FPC IC IO
LX PP PR PW RL SA WSID
Niladic System Functions (a value cannot be assigned to these)
A AV EM ET LC NNAMES NNUMS SYSID SYSVER T
TC TCBEL TCBS TCESC TCFF TCHT TCLF TCNL TCNUL TS
WA
Monadic or dyadic system functions (a value cannot be assigned to these)
AT CR DC DL DR EA EC ERROR ES EX
FMT FX MF NAPPEND NC NCREATE NERASE NINFO NL NLOCK
NREAD NRENAME NREPLACE NRESIZE NSIZE NTIE NUNTIE STOP TF TRACE
UCS VR
Note that quad functions and variables are case insensitive


See Also
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A+S
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Alt
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A+S
Alt
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NARS 2000 Lang
Tool
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+ - × ÷ * ! ? |
= < >
~ § π .. ,
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_ ¯ b e g p r v x
System Variables (A value may be assigned to these except for ⎕DM)
ALX CT DM DT ELX FC FEATURE FPC IC IO
LX PP PR PW RL SA WSID
Niladic System Functions (a value cannot be assigned to these)
A AV EM ET LC NNAMES NNUMS SYSID SYSVER T
TC TCBEL TCBS TCESC TCFF TCHT TCLF TCNL TCNUL TS
WA
Monadic or dyadic system functions (a value cannot be assigned to these)
AT CR DC DL DR EA EC ERROR ES EX
FMT FX MF NAPPEND NC NCREATE NERASE NINFO NL NLOCK
NREAD NRENAME NREPLACE NRESIZE NSIZE NTIE NUNTIE STOP TF TRACE
UCS VR
Note that quad functions and variables are case insensitive