Ann: New package rpvm 0.2

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From: Michael Na Li (lina@u.washington.edu)
Date: Sun 02 Sep 2001 - 08:10:41 EST


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An new package, rpvm 0.2 has been uploaded to
ftp://cran.r-project.org/incoming. Here is the DESCRIPTION,

Package: rpvm
Version: 0.2
Date: $Date: 2001/08/30 21:44:37 $
Title: R interface to PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine)
Author: Na (Michael) Li <lina@u.washington.edu> and
  A. J. Rossini <rossini@u.washington.edu>.
Maintainer: Na (Michael) Li <lina@u.washington.edu>
Depends: R (>= 1.2.0)
Description: Provides interface to PVM APIs, and examples and
  documentation for its use.
License: GPL version 2 or newer
URL: http://www.r-project.org/,
     http://software.biostat.washington.edu/statsoft/snake/

PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine, http://www.epm.ornl.gov/pvm/pvm_home.html or
http://www.netlib.org/pvm3/, ) is a de facto standard message passing library
for distributed cluster computing. It runs on existing network of
heterogeneous computers. RPVM provides interfaces to PVM APIs, and enables
parallel statistical computation in an environment already familiar to
statisticians.

Note that because of its dependence on PVM, R CMD check won't work out of box.
However, once pvm is properly set up and running, the examples in demo should
work. A technical report describing rpvm is available upon request.

Comments are most welcome.

Michael

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