[ESS] ess and long R jobs

Rodney Sparapani rsparapa at mcw.edu
Mon Nov 6 16:09:26 CET 2006

Vaidotas Zemlys wrote:
> Hi,
> I do not know if it was discussed on the list, so I apologize if I'm
> raising an old topic. 
> When I run CPU consuming jobs from ESS with R, I cannot do anything else
> within emacs. Now I am working with MCMC, and each run takes about 5
> minutes, so since my code is still in initial phase, I would like to
> work on it, while current R task is running in a background. Is it at
> all possible? I could easily solve this problem by running few separate
> emacs windows, but it would be nice to have possibility to run few R
> sessions from ESS, one with intensive computations, and another to work
> on, while waiting for results.
> I am using R 2.2.1 with ESS 5.3.1, Emacs 21.4.1 on Ubuntu Dapper Drake.
> Vaidotas Zemlys

I believe it has been discussed more recently, but here is some 
excellent advice from Martin last year:

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