How can I pause, sleep, wait, execution for X seconds in R?

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You can try the following piece of code to do so:

speedtest <- function(a)
{
    p1 <- proc.time()
    Sys.sleep(a)
    proc.time() - p1 # The cpu usage should be negligible
}
speedtest(4.8)

You can check the info on Sys.sleep by typing ?Sys.sleep on your console.

answered May 25, 2018 by zombie
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