[R] R and screen (UNIX question)

Sarah Goslee sarah.goslee at gmail.com
Thu Mar 4 00:07:59 CET 2010

I've never had any trouble using R and screen with a remote connection.
You're detaching it first, right? (Just to start with the obvious question.)

What exactly are you doing, and what happens?


On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Jonathan Greenberg
<greenberg at ucdavis.edu> wrote:
> I'm having a mixed experience with using R and UNIX's screen function
> -- sometimes when I close a connection that used screen, the R process
> is killed (which, in theory, it shouldn't be -- it should be running
> in the background).  Does anyone have any ideas on how well (or not) R
> behaves with screen, and if there any tricks to using R and SOME type
> of background program that doesn't require permanent connection?
> --j

Sarah Goslee

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