Re: [Rd] Smallest R executable

From: Jeffrey Horner <jeff.horner_at_vanderbilt.edu>
Date: Tue 21 Nov 2006 - 17:05:31 GMT

Iago Mosqueira wrote:

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Hello,

I am trying to find out how can I generate the smallest R executable. R 
is to be run in a grid application, in batch mode, so I need a small 
exceutable, possibly getting rid of any interactive component. Should I 
look at the embedded version? Any other pointers?
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(email copy and pasted because of charset problems?)


Then look no further than littler (pronounced little r)!

http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/LittleR

Since we switched from using upper-case R to lower-case r, the space
savings have been incredible! ;)

Seriously, though, you might find it a good fit for batch programming,
as it supports she-bang style programming. It is an executable linked to
libR.so, and there's no shell script front-end.

But are you more concerned about saving disk space, or R's in-memory
footprint?

Jeff
-- 
http://biostat.mc.vanderbilt.edu/JeffreyHorner

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