[R] question about running multiple R windows
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Feb 5 10:31:57 CET 2009
milton ruser wrote:
> Dear George,
> I think it will depends on the amount of memory that each your session will
> Case each session use a big amount of memory, may be your some of your
> sessions will get error. I also think that you will not save time if you
> start several dataset at same time, because windows is windows.
Errrr, you obviously never tried. Please don't speculate.
For CRAN, we are installing and checking all > 1600 CRAN packages on a
Windows machine in less than 5 hours, because it runs in parallel on 8
CPU cores. In scaling is almost linear up to the number of actual CPU
cores in your system - as long as a sufficient amount of memory is
> By other
> side, I think that on linux you can get better results.
> Good luck.
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 10:22 PM, George Chen <glchen at stanford.edu> wrote:
>> I use R on a Microsoft Windows machine.
>> Is it possible for me to open multiple windows of R, have them run the same
>> program but for different data sets, and get accurate results? It takes 8+
>> hours to run the program so I want to multitask as much as possible.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> George Chen
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