[Rd] Speeding up R (was Using multicores in R)
Prof J C Nash (U30A)
nashjc at uottawa.ca
Tue Dec 4 14:57:42 CET 2012
For info, I put a little study I did about the byte code compiler and
other speedup approaches (but not multicore) on the Rwiki at
which looks at a specific problem, so may not be relevant to everyone.
However, one of my reasons for doing it was to document the "how to" a
> 2. Have you tried the "compiler" package? If I understand
> correctly, R is a two-stage interpreter, first translating what we know
> as R into byte code, which is then interpreted by a byte code
> interpreter. If my memory is correct, this approach can cut the compute
> time by a factor of 100.
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