[Rd] How to use Rmpi?

Luke Tierney luke at stat.uiowa.edu
Fri Mar 11 13:15:37 CET 2005

If your computation is simple enough to express in terms of lapply or
other apply calls that you want to have run in parallel then you might
try the 'snow' package on CRAN which can run on top of Rmpi.  Some
places to get more details on that:




On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Alessandro Balboni wrote:

> I need to rewrite a software in R, that runs on a cluster.
> I thought Rmpi will be good for me but I can't find
> any help other than the Rmpi-manual that actually only
> describe the functions in the Rmpi package.
> Can someone point me to some usefull guide?
> For example, I would like to run a for-statement on
> several processors (a subset of the statement on each
> processor) but I can't figure out how to do this!
> Thanks

Luke Tierney
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