Re: [R] Performance Difference? Windows vs. Linux

From: Caitlin <bioprogrammer_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 16:58:33 -0700

Hi Brigid,

I haven't used it yet, but I would suggest profiling your code with 'Rprof' on both a Windows and Linux machine.

?Rprof for details.

Hope this helps,

~Caitlin

On Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM, Brigid Mooney <bkmooney_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not trying to start a Windows vs. Linux debate, but I've been
> using R on a Windows machine for a while, and was recently wondering
> if R's performance would be faster on a Linux machine. And similarly,
> if any incremental increase in processing speed would be worth the
> time it would take me to migrate my entire system to Linux (including
> a database that I access via an R package.)
>
> I don't know how much it matters what R is doing - but I've got R
> pulling a large amount data from a database, performing many complex
> computations on that data, and then writing output data to a database.
>
> Thanks so much for the input,
> Brigid
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