[R] task percentage completion
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 30 11:51:29 CEST 2013
On 30/04/2013 10:40, Fabio Berzaghi wrote:
> Dear All,
> Is it possible to add a percentage completion bar to R? I find it
> frustrating when running long calculations that I don't know at what
> point the process is. It would be very helpful so I am not guessing if I
> should wait a few minutes or hours.
Yes. See ??progressbar
And this does need some knowledge from the programmer: no way can anyone
know how long a task will take without either
- a pretty complete (and correct) analysis
- trying it.
People inadvertently write loops where step i takes time proportional to
i, so extrapolation from a pilot study does not suffice.
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> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
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