[R] untaring files in parallel with foreach and doSNOW?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 24 20:22:17 CEST 2012
On 24/07/2012 17:42, arielob wrote:
> By the way, the code works under MacOS with:
>> foreach(i=tar.files.vector) %dopar% untar(i)
> So it has to do with how I write the foreach command on windows... I tried
> reading the vignettes and they didn't help much on this.
So why are you asking us how to use third-party software whose
documentation is not comprehensible to you?
This would be very easy to do in R itself (see package 'parallel'). And
BTW the example it that package's vignette of installing R packages in
parallel does do a lot of untarring in parallel
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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