Re: [R] Why R is 200 times slower than Matlab ?

From: Nelson Castillo <>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 18:31:01 -0500

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 6:27 PM, Gabor Grothendieck <> wrote:
> Aside from optiming your code by making use of R functions
> that use C underneath as much as possible the big difference
> between R and Matlab is Matlab's just-in-time compilation of
> code. When that was introduced in Matlab huge speedups of
> Matlab programs were noticeable.
> For R, there is a new package on CRAN, jit, that
> aims to provide similar speedups.

Great! I just found out about ra. In Python I love psyco and I guess I will test ra soon.



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