[Rd] Debate: Shall some of Microsoft R Open Code be ported to mainstream R?
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Mon Oct 30 04:09:57 CET 2017
On 29 October 2017 at 22:01, Kenny Bell wrote:
| User here: incorporating Intel's MKL, as MRO does, would be a very welcome
| I was an MRO user before and it improved my experience with medium data
| They did, however, leave behind bugs here and there, especially related to
| development with Rcpp, so I switched back to vanilla R.
With all due respect: You may miss something. MKL has always worked with 'Base R'.
As a point of reference and comparison, I set up a benchmarking and
comparison package _well over half a decade ago_ and while it never get fully
finished to the point of a submitted paper the vignette still stands---and
demonstrates that _dropping in MKL is a one-line operation_.
And always has been. There may have been some license arbitrage: Intel was
an early investor in Revo, so MKL was pushed hard. With GotoBLAS and later
OpenBLAS I cared less, but IIRC the license of MKL is a little simpler for
"mere use" now.
See https://cloud.r-project.org/web/packages/gcbd/vignettes/gcbd.pdf for more.
| On Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 9:42 AM Juan Telleria <jtelleriar at gmail.com> wrote:
| > Dear R Developers,
| > First of all, I would like to thank you Jeroen Ooms for taking the binary
| > Window Builds from Duncan. I firmly believe that the R Community will
| > benefit a lot from his work.
| > However, the debate I would like to open is about if some of Microsoft R
| > Open Code shall be ported from R Open to Mainstream R.
| > There are some beneficts in R Open such as multithreaded performance:
| > https://mran.microsoft.com/documents/rro/multithread/
| > Maybe, the R Consortium, and in particular, Microsoft R Team, could
| > collaborate, if appropriate, in such duty.
| > Thank you,
| > Juan Telleria
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