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From: Julian Gehring <julian.gehring@gmail.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: babel and long-running computations
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:47:30 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <534FA332.1080304@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87lhv4qr7l.fsf@grothesque.org>

Hi Christoph,

Generally, org-babel is suited for long running computations.  Its
caching can help you avoid rerunning code chunks.  And long runtime does
not conflict with the idea of reproducible research, it just may be not
very comfortable for the user.

In my experience, one can avoid your problems best by structuring your
code and analysis in small, logical steps and save intermediate results,
such that you can restart in the middle of your analysis.  Otherwise,
all other frameworks for reproducible research I know have the same

Best wishes

On 17/04/14 10:45, Christoph Groth wrote:
> Dear all,
> I’m considering the use of org-babel for “reproducible science”.  Is
> anyone successfully using org-babel for research that involves
> calculations that typically take a few minutes up to several hours on a
> single CPU (i.e. up to a few minutes on a cluster)?  It seems to me that
> currently org-babel is not well suited for such an usage profile, but
> I’d love to be taught otherwise.
> Many thanks,
> Christoph

  reply	other threads:[~2014-04-17  9:48 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-04-17  8:45 babel and long-running computations Christoph Groth
2014-04-17  9:47 ` Julian Gehring [this message]
2014-04-17 10:52   ` Christoph Groth
2014-04-17 12:06     ` Thorsten Jolitz
2014-04-17 12:45       ` Christoph Groth
2014-04-17 14:58         ` Waldemar Quevedo
2014-04-17 15:29         ` Eric Schulte
2014-04-17 16:29           ` Christoph Groth
2014-04-17 16:44             ` Nick Dokos
2014-04-17 15:33     ` Eric S Fraga
2014-04-20 13:29     ` John Kitchin
2014-04-18 13:20 ` John Kitchin
2014-04-19 21:49   ` Christoph Groth
2014-04-20 13:21     ` John Kitchin

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