[R] task percentage completion

Fabio Berzaghi fabe at dmu.dk
Wed May 1 13:19:04 CEST 2013

so in other words there is no easy way of doing this?
I don't want to spend too much time figure out how this progress bar works.

I am not clear if the code should run in the main R or where.

On 4/30/2013 13:11, R. Michael Weylandt wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM, Fabio Berzaghi <fabe at dmu.dk> wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> Is it possible to add a percentage completion bar to R? I find it
>> frustrating when running long calculations that I don't know at what point
>> the process is. It would be very helpful so I am not guessing if I should
>> wait a few minutes or hours.
> I believe recent-ish versions of the plyr package include this
> feature. Note, however, Prof Ripley's caution: it's not as trivial as
> it might seem to do so _accurately_. With a bit of squinting, one
> might even see the halting problem...
> Obligatory: http://xkcd.com/612/
> MW

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