[Rd] Print output during long tests?

peter dalgaard pdalgd at gmail.com
Mon May 4 18:54:12 CEST 2015

I really can't see it as a job for R to circumvent hare-brained sysadmin schemes like this....

You're not telling us who or what Travis is. I expect travis-ci.org has some clues, but in general, people on this list won't know. If it doesn't support setting parameters for the timeout, and it is anything Unix-like, can't you just set up a background process to echo a line every five minutes? As in

(for i in 1 2 3 4 ; do sleep 10 ; echo "ping" ; done ) & R ; kill %

(for larger values of 10, obviously; just showing the basic idea.)

- Peter D.

On 04 May 2015, at 17:52 , Toby Hocking <tdhock5 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am the author of R package animint which uses testthat for unit tests.
> This means that there is a single test file (animint/tests/testthat.R) and
> during R CMD check we will see the following output
> * checking tests ...
> Running ‘testthat.R’
> I run these tests on Travis, which has a policy that if no output is
> received after 10 minutes, it will kill the check. Because animint's
> testthat tests take a total of over 10 minutes, Travis kills the R CMD
> check job before it has finished all the tests. This is a problem since we
> would like to run animint tests on Travis.
> One solution to this problem would be if R CMD check could output more
> lines other than just Running testthat.R. Can I give some command line
> switch to R CMD check or set some environment variable, so that some more
> verbose test output could be shown on R CMD check?
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