[Rd] Snow or alternative MPI packages on Windows

giuseppe1.milicia at hsbcib.com giuseppe1.milicia at hsbcib.com
Wed Jul 16 15:52:55 CEST 2008


I'm running R on both Windows & Linux. I'm looking at a number of packages
for parallel execution. It seems that the most used packages are "snow" and

snow seems more user friendly, but it doesn't run on windows. I see from
searching the mailing list that I'm not the first one to try it on Windows.
There was a message that kind of shed some hope on the subject, but nothing

Rmpi works well on windows (with DeinoMPI) but it's kind of low level, so
before I embark in writing code similar to snow to have some high level
constructs I though I'd ask here about other peoples experiences...

Is anyone around here doing parallel R on Windows? If so could you share
your experience?


// Giuseppe

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