[R] Pausing R

Peter Dalgaard P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Oct 19 14:25:55 CEST 2009

Anders Carlsson wrote:
> Hello,
> I’m currently running a script that takes several days to complete, and
> have therefore chosen to start two instances of R, each doing half the
> work (since I have a two-processor machine). The problem is that this
> renders my computer worthless to do other work on. So - is it possible
> to pause one of the running R instances to do other things for a while,
> and then starting it again without losing anything?
> TL;DR I want to know if it is possible to pause a running script.

Well it is easy on Unix/Linux and presumably also MacOSX, but (as Brian
Ripley once put it) since you're not telling us what OS you are using,
it is probably Windows... Looks like iet is possible there via 3rd party
tools; e.g., there's something called DTaskManager.

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