As the doctor gone rogue

February 28, 2011

Making R “BEEP”

Filed under: R, STATA — hypotheses @ 5:00 pm

I started noticing the beep after an interactive command finish in STATA (I think this is only a Mac specific feature). In STATA, you get a “beep” when the command finish running and you are working in other programs. Some commands take some times to finish, and it is nice to have that feature.

In R, if you want it to beep, some options are “alarm() function”, which is pretty much “cat(“\a”)” . You can make R tweet, too (see http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3365657/is-there-a-way-to-make-r-beep-play-a-sound-at-the-end-of-a-script)

I think I’d rather go with something simple like cat(“\a”).
But, there are lots of comments about “\a” not working unless you have a speaker turned on. So, make sure your computer has a speaker, though.

If you are running a script in Linux, you can use a command to send mail at the end of your R script — something like

system(‘mail hypotheses@me.com -s “Job finished” < logfile’)

[I haven’t tested it out though]… Do you have any other ideas?

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