Re: [Rd] Speeding up R (was Using multicores in R)

From: Prof J C Nash (U30A) <>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2012 08:57:42 -0500

For info, I put a little study I did about the byte code compiler and other speedup approaches (but not multicore) on the Rwiki at

which looks at a specific problem, so may not be relevant to everyone. However, one of my reasons for doing it was to document the "how to" a little.


> 2. Have you tried the "compiler" package? If I understand
> correctly, R is a two-stage interpreter, first translating what we know
> as R into byte code, which is then interpreted by a byte code
> interpreter. If my memory is correct, this approach can cut the compute
> time by a factor of 100.
> mailing list Received on Tue 04 Dec 2012 - 14:03:18 GMT

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