I recently took over maintenance of the rslurm package (also see github repo here). The package allows users to write code that is executed in parallel on a Slurm cluster using
lapply-like statements. Shell scripts are created and submitted behind the scenes so the user’s workflow can be completely contained in a single R script. It is essentially a wrapper for both the Slurm software and the
The package was originally written for people at our research center to use. The original devs submitted it to CRAN a couple of years ago and it picked up a fair number of users there. It languished for a while without being updated but I recently cleared out the queue of outstanding issues and added a couple of new functions to the package.
Since our package was first released there is also another alternative that has been released, slurmR. I believe their functionality is largely overlapping and our package is at least as good as the other one.
I know that the user guide for ropensci suggests submitting here first before CRAN but obviously it’s already been on CRAN for a while and we think it would be appropriate for ropensci too. Before formally opening an issue I wanted to check and see if this package is a good candidate.
Thanks in advance for your input!