[R] R and computer heat

Dieter Menne dieter.menne at menne-biomed.de
Tue Oct 7 12:40:02 CEST 2008

Alexandre Aguiar <asaguiar <at> spsconsultoria.com> writes:

> I noticed the temperature of my laptop rises sharply during execution of a 
> long R script that generates several hundred plots, all of them saved to 
> files. No screen output. Temps reached above 90 Celsius degrees in the box 
> and above 80 C deg in the processor. The machine turns on cooler at maximum 
> speed and exhaled air is really hot. Tried similar operations (batch 
> graphic and music format conversion) and temp rises were usual.

Compare it with a "while(TRUE){}" loop in any not to agressively optimizing
language of your choice. Heat simply shows that R is working hard.


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