[Rd] Debate: Shall some of Microsoft R Open Code be ported to mainstream R?
jtelleriar at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 14:34:25 CET 2017
So as long as I can read, OpenBlas, for Windows, might be a worth
But Intel MKL also seems to be free*:
El 30/10/2017 6:45 p. m., "Avraham Adler" <avraham.adler at gmail.com>
> [Sent offlist accidentally]
> What concerns me first and foremost is that the licensure would have
> to be ironclad (including for commercial use like vanilla R now) as
> well as ensuring that R remains completely FLOSS. Anything “added” to
> R has to be a no-strings-attached gift to R.
> Also, I would think that it would have to play nice with existing
> workflows (like OpenBLAS instead of MKL) unless there is such a
> benefit that it is worth breaking compatibility.
> On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Kenny Bell <kmbell56 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > User here: incorporating Intel's MKL, as MRO does, would be a very
> > addition.
> > I was an MRO user before and it improved my experience with medium data
> > immensely.
> > They did, however, leave behind bugs here and there, especially related
> > development with Rcpp, so I switched back to vanilla R.
> > On Mon, Oct 30, 2017, 9:42 AM Juan Telleria <jtelleriar at gmail.com>
> >> Dear R Developers,
> >> First of all, I would like to thank you Jeroen Ooms for taking the
> >> 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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