[R] About performance of R

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed May 27 19:50:15 CEST 2015

On May 27, 2015, at 8:00 AM, Suman wrote:

> Hi there,
> Now that R has grown up with a vibrant community. It's no 1 statistical package used by scientists. It's graphics capabilities are amazing.
> Now it's time to provide native support in "R core" for distributed and parallel computing for high performance in massive datasets.
> And may be base R functions should be replaced with best R packages like data.table, dplyr, reader for fast and efficient operations.
> Thanks
> Sent from my iPad

Generally email exhortations from iPads are quite ineffective in promoting fundamental advances. 

In the US, efforts at cheerleading of sports events are often attempted by small groups of scantily clad women of various ages, usually young, using coordinated dance movements. I wonder if something similar should be attempted those desirous of more rapid advancement of computer software. On the other hand, I suppose the world has been historically effective in this domain by waving large bundles of cash and stock options, rather than waving unclad female body parts. 

Got any cash to wave?


David Winsemius
Alameda, CA, USA

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