[R] Auto-save possible in R?

vincent at 7d4.com vincent at 7d4.com
Sat Aug 12 08:15:16 CEST 2006

John Morrow a écrit :

> 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:
> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/1997-May/001611.html
> Any quick suggestions would be greatly appreciated,
> John Morrow

# make a save every hour
minutes = substr(date(),...);
if (minutes=='00') save_my_stuff;

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