[Bioc-devel] parallel support for Windows and RStudio
dtenenba at fhcrc.org
Thu Mar 21 15:41:15 CET 2013
On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 1:33 AM, Manuela Benary
<manuela.benary at cms.hu-berlin.de> wrote:
> we are currently developing a package, which has parallel (mclapply)
> support for some of the function. Because forking is not supported in
> Windows and when using RStudio, the parallel functions fail.
On which platform does RStudio not support mclapply? It should work in
all OSes except for Windows.
> The easiest
> solution would be to fall back on serial processing by setting the number
> of cores to 1, but is a bit unsatisfying.
> Is there an easy way for parallelisation under Windows/RStudio ? Do you
> have any suggestions?
The parallel package also supports socket clusters which will work on windows.
Look at ?makePSOCKcluster for more information.
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