[Rd] compilers for R on AMD64

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Mar 25 13:44:28 CET 2004

It's the Portland Group compilers which were recommended to us, and which 
we have been benchmarking as up to 50% faster than g77.


If you (Andy) want to email hutchins at stats.ox.ac.uk she can put you in 
touch with our local expert.

On Thu, 25 Mar 2004, Liaw, Andy wrote:

> A while ago Prof. Ripley had mentioned that g77 on AMD64 isn't the greatest,
> and the Salford Fortran is likely to be better.  My question is, has anyone
> tried compiling R with Salford compilers (or other commercial compilers)?
> If so, do they offer performance advantages over GCC?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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