[R] How to execute multiple R scripts sequentially in unix background

Detlef Steuer detlef.steuer at hsu-hamburg.de
Fri May 21 10:26:14 CEST 2010

On Fri, 21 May 2010 03:29:49 -0400
Yong Wang <wangyong1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear list
> I need to 1) run several R scripts sequentially due to results waiting
> and 2) run them in unix background since my ssh frequently timeout for
> some reason.

If this is the main obstacle you should learn about screen!


> if paste following codes to unix
> R --vanilla script1 &
> R --vanilla script2 &
> R --vanilla script3 &
> will result in simultaneous instead of sequential execution of the
> three scripts.
> source() might be an alternative, however, I am not clear how to run
> it in the background.

May be a script containing 
does the trick for you?

Have a nice weekend.


> Thanks
> yong
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