[R] efficiency and "forcing" questions

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Thu Mar 29 18:25:08 CEST 2001

>>>>> "db" == david beede <david.beede at mail.doc.gov> writes:

    db> Interestingly, the 10 hours of CPU time was split as follows:
    db> 6 hours for EMACS.EXE and 4 hours for RTERM.EXE.  Does this
    db> necessarily mean that if I source()'d my program directly into
    db> RTERM that I could save a lot of time?  (I just want to note
    db> here that I have found the EMACS/ESS combinations *extremely*
    db> helpful for developing my code; it would be nice if it were
    db> indeed the case that after development one could switch over
    db> to solo R to do the big jobs.)

I suspect that just using BATCH (it exists under Windows, right?  this
is pure speculation) would be the right thing to do.   Not having
Emacs running will save a few Mb, which when you start adding up swap
time, could be worth it.

Of course I agree that development with Emacs/ESS is the way to go,
but for long-term work (i.e. over 5-10 minutes), you might as well do
it externally.


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