[R] task percentage completion

R. Michael Weylandt michael.weylandt at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 13:11:08 CEST 2013

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/


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