Re: [R] Auto-save possible in R?

From: Duncan Murdoch <>
Date: Sat 12 Aug 2006 - 09:41:34 EST

On 8/11/2006 4:05 PM, John Morrow wrote:
> Hello fellow R'ers, I have a simple calculation with a very large data set
> being generated (34.9 million values) on a somewhat unreliable XP box that
> will likely take ~ 74hrs. I wanted to know if there is a way to have my
> script automatically "save.image()" throughout the calculation in case of a
> crash. This could be on the basis of output generated or time elapsed. I
> checked the archive, and only got a hint of it from:
> Any quick suggestions would be greatly appreciated,

I don't know of anything exactly as you describe. I'd recommend thinking about suitable restart points in the computation, and manually using save() or save.image() in your script.

Duncan Murdoch mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Sat Aug 12 09:45:58 2006

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