[R] R benchmarking program

From: Baker D.J. <D.J.Baker_at_soton.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 12:33:26 +0100


Hi All,

I've just rebuild the latest R with the Goto BLAS on our new Intel quad core machines. I did a few basic matrix calculations, and I was very impressed by the performance I saw. I wonder if anyone has a more rigorous benchmarking program for R. I downloaded a old R test/benchmarking program (see below), and this didn't work with the current R, and so I wondered if anyone could please direct me to a more recent program that does a good all round test of R.

Regards -- David.

# R Benchmark 2.3 (21 April 2004)
# Warning: changes are not carefully checked yet!
# version 2.3 adapted to R 1.9.0
# Many thanks to Douglas Bates (bates_at_stat.wisc.edu) for improvements!
# version 2.2 adapted to R 1.8.0
# version 2.1 adapted to R 1.7.0
# version 2, scaled to get 1 +/- 0.1 sec with R 1.6.2
# using the standard ATLAS library (Rblas.dll)
# on a Pentium IV 1.6 Ghz with 1 Gb Ram on Win XP pro

# revised and optimized for R v. 1.5.x, 8 June 2002
# Requires additionnal libraries: Matrix, SuppDists
# Author : Philippe Grosjean
# eMail : phgrosjean_at_sciviews.org
# Web : http://www.sciviews.org
# License: GPL 2 or above at your convenience (see: http://www.gnu.org)

#

# Several tests are adapted from the Splus Benchmark Test V. 2
# by Stephan Steinhaus (stst_at_informatik.uni-frankfurt.de)
# Reference for Escoufier's equivalents vectors (test III.5):
# Escoufier Y., 1970. Echantillonnage dans une population de variables
# aleatoires réles. Publ. Inst. Statis. Univ. Paris 19 Fasc 4, 1-47.

...
Error in getClass(Class, where = topenv(parent.frame())) :   "geMatrix" is not a defined class
Calls: new -> getClass
Execution halted



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