[R] Pausing R

Anders Carlsson anders.carlsson at immun.lth.se
Mon Oct 19 14:40:06 CEST 2009

Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> 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.

I realized I missed that just after submitting... But you were right of 
course - I am a Windows user.

DTaskManager did the trick - many thanks!


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