makeJobCollection takes multiple job ids and creates an object of class “JobCollection” which holds all necessary information for the calculation with doJobCollection. It is implemented as an environment with the following variables:

file.dir

file.dir of the Registry.

work.dir:

work.dir of the Registry.

job.hash

Unique identifier of the job. Used to create names on the file system.

jobs

data.table holding individual job information. See examples.

log.file

Location of the designated log file for this job.

resources:

Named list of of specified computational resources.

uri

Location of the job description file (saved with link[base]{saveRDS} on the file system.

seed

integer(1) Seed of the Registry.

packages

character with required packages to load via require.

namespaces

codecharacter with required packages to load via requireNamespace.

source

character with list of files to source before execution.

load

character with list of files to load before execution.

array.var

character(1) of the array environment variable specified by the cluster functions.

array.jobs

logical(1) signaling if jobs were submitted using chunks.as.arrayjobs.

If your ClusterFunctions uses a template, brew will be executed in the environment of such a collection. Thus all variables available inside the job can be used in the template.

makeJobCollection(ids = NULL, resources = list(),
  reg = getDefaultRegistry())

Arguments

ids

[data.frame or integer]
A data.frame (or data.table) with a column named “job.id”. Alternatively, you may also pass a vector of integerish job ids. If not set, defaults to all jobs. Invalid ids are ignored.

resources

[list]
Named list of resources. Default is list().

reg

[Registry]
Registry. If not explicitly passed, uses the default registry (see setDefaultRegistry).

Value

[JobCollection].

See also

Other JobCollection: doJobCollection

Examples

tmp = makeRegistry(file.dir = NA, make.default = FALSE, packages = "methods")
#> Sourcing configuration file '~/.batchtools.conf.R' ...
#> Created registry in '/tmp/batchtools-example/reg' using cluster functions 'Interactive'
batchMap(identity, 1:5, reg = tmp)
#> Adding 5 jobs ...
# resources are usually set in submitJobs() jc = makeJobCollection(1:3, resources = list(foo = "bar"), reg = tmp) ls(jc)
#> [1] "array.jobs" "array.var" "file.dir" "job.hash" "job.name" #> [6] "jobs" "load" "log.file" "namespaces" "packages" #> [11] "resources" "seed" "source" "uri" "work.dir"
jc$resources
#> $foo #> [1] "bar" #>