Re: [Rd] How to execute R scripts simultaneously from multiple threads

From: Erik van Zijst <>
Date: Wed 03 Jan 2007 - 12:00:24 GMT

Byron Ellis wrote:
> Short Answer: There isn't one.

I was afraid so. Thanks for confirming.

> On 1/3/07, Erik van Zijst <> wrote:

>> Hi All,
>> My problem is about parallel execution of R-scripts. My platform is
>> linux.
>> A program that is written in C needs to execute multiple R-scripts
>> simultaneously. The C program makes use of multi-threading. Each thread
>> must initiate the execution of one script. Performance is very important.
>> Appearantly the R C-API does not provide a mechanism for parallel
>> execution..
>> It is preferred that the solution is not based on multi-processing (like
>> C/S), because that would introduce IPC overhead.
>> Hopefully some thread-safe (single-proces) solution is readily
>> available, written in C.
>> What is the best solution to do this?
>> (If there is no single-process solution, what is the alternative?)
>> Regards,
>> Erik.

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