[Rd] How to execute R scripts simultaneously from multiple threads

Byron Ellis byron.ellis at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 11:37:15 CET 2007

Short Answer: There isn't one.

On 1/3/07, Erik van Zijst <r at erik.prutser.cx> wrote:
> Hi All,
> My problem is about parallel execution of R-scripts. My platform is linux.
> A program that is written in C needs to execute multiple R-scripts
> simultaneously. The C program makes use of multi-threading. Each thread
> must initiate the execution of one script. Performance is very important.
> Appearantly the R C-API does not provide a mechanism for parallel
> execution..
> It is preferred that the solution is not based on multi-processing (like
> C/S), because that would introduce IPC overhead.
> Hopefully some thread-safe (single-proces) solution is readily
> available, written in C.
> What is the best solution to do this?
> (If there is no single-process solution, what is the alternative?)
> Regards,
> Erik.
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Byron Ellis (byron.ellis at gmail.com)
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