[R] resetting the interpreter

Richard A. O'Keefe ok at cs.otago.ac.nz
Fri Apr 23 04:24:12 CEST 2004

Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck at myway.com> wrote:
	If you haven't tried 1.9.0 yet it does start up faster than 1.8.1.
For what it's worth, on my SunBlade 100,
R 1.7.1 started in 4 seconds of CPU time, 25 seconds of wall-clock time
R 1.9.0 starts  in 3 seconds of CPU time, 20 seconds of wall-clock time.

I measured the time by doing
	% time R
	> quit("no")

It's really good to see *any* improvement in startup time, and I must
thank the R developers for even *trying* to do anything about it.  There's
some way to go yet; octave starts in under a second.

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