Re: [R] Condor and R

From: Douglas Bates <>
Date: Wed 25 Jan 2006 - 06:41:08 EST

On 1/24/06, David Reitter <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering if anyone has successfully linked R against the
> Condor libraries so that R can be run as a Condor job in the
> "standard" (not "vanilla") universe. The advantage of this would be
> that due to checkpointing, jobs can be suspended and transferred to
> another node. There is a good overview by Xianhong Xie here:
> Unfortunately, the article points out that some restrictions of
> Condor preclude us from running R in the standard universe. Does
> anyone know if this can be overcome?

I don't think it can currently be overcome and this is not likely to change soon. Condor doesn't like dynamic linking and loading for programs in the standard universe and R more-or-less requires that. We reached the conclusion that changing either system to be compatible with the other would require a lot of work.

Mike Redmond <> may have more current information about the possibility of running R in the standard Condor universe. mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide! Received on Wed Jan 25 07:30:49 2006

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