[Bioc-devel] reporting progress while running in parallel

Ralf Tautenhahn rtautenh at scripps.edu
Sat Aug 28 12:41:00 CEST 2010

  XCMS has slightly modified versions of snow's clusterApply(LB)
that allow progress reporting.


schrieb Robert Castelo:
> dear developers,
> i'm adding parallel support to my package by copying&  pasting the way
> in which this is done by other packages like ShortRead. i'm currently
> using 'snow' and since i'm providing this support for
> computing-intensive calculations i'd like that while these calculations
> are running in parallel, some sort of progress is reported.
> i'd like to ask whether anybody here has added parallel support to
> his/her package including some sort of progress reporting functionality.
> my first guess is that probably the loop of slave R processes created by
> 'snow' should be replaced by something else, but i hope somebody has a
> more clear idea about what could be done.
> thanks!
> robert.
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