[R] speed in batch mode versus interactive mode

karl cottenie cottenie at nceas.ucsb.edu
Sat Feb 14 23:23:52 CET 2004

Hello R-users,

is there a speed gain in submitting R code in batch mode as opposed to
the normal interactive. I searched the R website and the archives, and
only found a reference R-data.html that "to read in very large objects
it may be preferable to use the dumpfile as a batch script rather than
source". Is this true for any R code on both Windows and Linux systems,
and how much speed improvement can be gained (5 % or maybe 20 %)?



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