batchtools: Tools for Computation on Batch Systems

As a successor of the packages 'BatchJobs' and 'BatchExperiments', this package provides a parallel implementation of the Map function for high performance computing systems managed by schedulers 'IBM Spectrum LSF' (<>), 'OpenLava' (<>), 'Univa Grid Engine'/'Oracle Grid Engine' (<>), 'Slurm' (<>), 'TORQUE/PBS' (<>), or 'Docker Swarm' (<>). A multicore and socket mode allow the parallelization on a local machines, and multiple machines can be hooked up via SSH to create a makeshift cluster. Moreover, the package provides an abstraction mechanism to define large-scale computer experiments in a well-organized and reproducible way.

Version: 0.9.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.0), data.table (≥ 1.9.8)
Imports: backports (≥ 1.0.4), base64url (≥ 1.1), brew, checkmate (≥ 1.8.2), digest (≥ 0.6.9), parallel, progress (≥ 1.1.1), R6, rappdirs, stats, stringi, utils
Suggests: debugme, e1071, knitr, parallelMap, ranger, rmarkdown, rpart, snow, testthat
Published: 2017-02-20
Author: Michel Lang [cre, aut], Bernd Bischl [aut], Dirk Surmann [ctb]
Maintainer: Michel Lang <michellang at>
License: LGPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: batchtools citation info
Materials: README NEWS
In views: HighPerformanceComputing
CRAN checks: batchtools results


Reference manual: batchtools.pdf
Vignettes: Setup
Migration from BatchJobs/BatchExperiments
Example 1: Approximation of Pi
Example 2: Problems and Algorithms
Error Handling
Package source: batchtools_0.9.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: batchtools_0.9.2.tgz, r-oldrel: batchtools_0.9.2.tgz
Old sources: batchtools archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse suggests: mlr


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