[R] [R-pkgs] ropenblas package

Pedro Rafael pedro@r@|@e|@m@r|nho @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Dec 3 17:38:30 CET 2019

Dear colleagues,

The *ropenblas* <https://prdm0.github.io/ropenblas/> is a package designed
to facilitate the linking of the library *OpenBLAS*
<https://www.openblas.net/> with the language *R*
<https://www.r-project.org/>. The package, which works only for Linux
systems, will automatically download the latest source code from the
*OpenBLAS* <https://www.openblas.net/> library and compile the code. The
package will automatically bind the language *R*
<https://www.r-project.org/> to use the *OpenBLAS*
<https://www.openblas.net/> library. Everything will be done automatically
regardless of the Linux distribution you are using.

You can also specify older versions of the *OpenBLAS*
<https://www.openblas.net/> library. Automatically, if no version is
specified, the *ropenblas* <https://prdm0.github.io/ropenblas/> package
will consider the latest version of the library *OpenBLAS*

Considering using the *OpenBLAS* <https://www.openblas.net/> library rather
than the *BLAS* <http://www.netlib.org/blas/> may bring extra optimizations
for your code and improved computational performance for your simulations,
since *OpenBLAS* <https://www.openblas.net/> is an optimized implementation
of the library *BLAS* <http://www.netlib.org/blas/>.

Some of the reasons why it is convenient to link *R*
<https://www.r-project.org/> language to the use of *BLAS*
<http://www.netlib.org/blas/> optimized alternatives can be found *here*
<https://csantill.github.io/RPerformanceWBLAS/>. Several other *benchmarks*
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benchmarking> that point to improved
computing performance by considering the library *OpenBLAS*
<https://www.openblas.net/> can be found on the internet.

Best regards,

Pedro Rafael.

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