[Rd] Faster sorting algorithm...

Avraham Adler @vr@h@m@@d|er @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Mar 15 17:51:50 CET 2021

Isn’t the default method now “radix” which is the data.table sort, and
isn’t that already parallel using openmp where available?


On Mon, Mar 15, 2021 at 12:26 PM Morgan Morgan <morgan.emailbox using gmail.com>

> Hi,
> I am not sure if this is the right mailing list, so apologies in advance if
> it is not.
> I found the following link/presentation:
> https://www.r-project.org/dsc/2016/slides/ParallelSort.pdf
> The implementation of fsort is interesting but incomplete (not sure why?)
> and can be improved or made faster (at least 25%  I believe). I might be
> wrong but there are maybe a couple of bugs as well.
> My questions are:
> 1/ Is the R Core team interested in a faster sorting algo? (Multithread or
> even single threaded)
> 2/ I see an issue with the license, which is MPL-2.0, and hence not
> compatible with base R, Python and Julia. Is there an interest to change
> the license of fsort so all 3 languages (and all the people using these
> languages) can benefit from it? (Like suggested on the first page)
> Please let me know if there is an interest to address the above points, I
> would be happy to look into it (free of charge of course!).
> Thank you
> Best regards
> Morgan
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