[R-pkgs] Bayesian change point" package bcp 2.2.0 available

From: Jay Emerson <jayemerson_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2010 12:20:41 -0400


Version 2.2.0 of package bcp is now available.  It replaces the suggests of NetWorkSpaces (previously used for optional parallel MCMC) with the dependency on package foreach, giving greater flexibility and supporting a wider range of parallel backends (see doSNOW, doMC, etc...).

For those unfamiliar with foreach (thanks to Steve Weston for this contribution), it's a beautiful and highly portable looping construct which can run sequentially or in parallel based on the user's actions
(rather than the programmer's choices).  We think other package
authors might want to consider taking advantage of it for tasks that might be computationally intensive and could be easily done in parallel.  Some vignettes are available at http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/foreach/index.html.

Jay Emerson & Chandra Erdman

(Apologies, the first version of this announcement was not plain-text.)

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John W. Emerson (Jay)
Associate Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
Yale University
http://www.stat.yale.edu/~jay

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