Re: [R] Speed up R

From: Robert McFadden <>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 15:15:32 +0200


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian Ripley []
> The advantage of dual processors is that you can use the
> machine for several things at once, including multiple R
> jobs. For example, when I am doing package checking I am
> typically checking 4 packages at once on a dual processor
> machine to get continuous high utilization.

I would like to thank very much everybody taking part in discussion. Does an answer above suggest that I can open two R console and do simulations simultaneously? If so, all simulations take more or less 1/2 times - or much less then doing it in turn?

During our discussion one mentioned that RAM is important. But in my computing I do not use up more then 500 MB. I have 786 MB it means (probably) that I have enough.
Am I right?


> I have little doubt that a Pentium 4 would be much slower
> than the others.
> I've just bought an Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 primarily to run
> 64-bit Linux, but it also has Vista 64 and XP (32-bit) on it.
> I don't think the differences between the current dual-core
> chips are really enough to worry about: they will all look
> slow in less than a year.
> --
> Brian D. Ripley,
> Professor of Applied Statistics,
> University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
> 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272866 (PA)
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