[Rd] experinental revision of the 'snow' package

Markus Schmidberger schmidb at ibe.med.uni-muenchen.de
Mon Jul 7 13:30:00 CEST 2008

Hello Luke,

I did several test with our affyPara Testcode. Everything was working 
very well. I think you improved error-handling?
It would be great to have a kind of change log in the package. To know 
the latest changes.

Our system:
Linux, Suse, max. 120 nodes, LAM/MPI: 7.1.3

R version 2.7.1 (2008-06-23)


attached base packages:
[1] tools     stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods 
[8] base    

other attached packages:
[1] hgu95acdf_2.2.0      Rmpi_0.5-6           affyPara_1.1.5     
[4] snow_0.3-3           affy_1.18.2          preprocessCore_1.2.0
[7] affyio_1.8.0         Biobase_2.0.1 

Best regards form Munich

Luke Tierney schrieb:
> A new version of the 'snow' package for parallel computing in R is
> available at
>      http://www.stat.uiowa.edu/~luke/R/cluster/snow_0.3-3.tar.gz
> This substantially revises the way in which worker processes are
> started to allow snow to be used on Windows and Mac/Windows/Linux
> combinations. I have successfully used the SOCK version on a
> standalone Windows machine and combinations of Windows and Linux; the
> MPI version also works for me with DeinoMPI and the Rmpi verision for
> DeinoMPI.
> I would welcome it if some current snow users could try this verison
> in their settings to help iron out any major issues I missed before
> release to CRAN.
> Thanks,
> luke

Dipl.-Tech. Math. Markus Schmidberger

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
IBE - Institut für medizinische Informationsverarbeitung,
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