[R] R and condor

Paul Hewson paul.hewson at plymouth.ac.uk
Thu Apr 24 15:44:55 CEST 2008


I would be extremely grateful if anyone is able to provide any (rather obscure) advice on using R with Condor.   I think I'm following Xianhong Xie's instructions (R News 5(2) 13-15) correctly, but my job just stays held in the queue (for days / months).   I've checked condor_status to make sure there are plenty of machines available, but can't see any way to attack the problem of the non-running jobs.

I did wonder whether I should compile some small stand-alone executable to make sure that runs OK, but even then I'm not sure where I would go next.   I have exhausted local advice on the matter.

For what it's worth, the condor script (and the even simpler R script) I'm working with at the moment are here:

Condor script file (submitted using condor_submit):

## condor script starts here:
Universe = vanilla
Executable = C:\Program Files\R\R-2.5.1\bin\Rterm.exe
Getenv = true
Arguments = vanilla
Input = test0.R
Error = test0.err
Log = test0.log

Output = test.out

## R script file (test0.R)
pdf("test1.pdf", width = 6, height = 6)
plot(c(1:10), c(1:10))

I really would be grateful for any suggestions, hints, comments, sample working scripts etc.



Paul Hewson
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School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Plymouth
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