[Rd] Speeding up build-from-source
adam at seering.org
Fri Apr 26 16:50:21 CEST 2013
I've been playing around with the R source code a little; mostly just
trying to familiarize myself. I have access to some computers on a
reservation system; so I've been reserving a computer, downloading and
compiling R, and going from there.
I'm finding that R takes a long time to build, though. (Well, ok,
maybe 5 minutes -- I'm impatient :-) ) Most of that time, it's sitting
there byte-compiling some internal package or another, which uses just
one CPU core so leaves the system mostly idle.
I'm just curious if anyone has thought about parallelizing that process?
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