Re: [R] Programming Concepts and Philosophy

From: Ramon Diaz-Uriarte <rdiaz02_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:53:22 +0200

2008/6/20 hadley wickham <h.wickham_at_gmail.com>:
> 2008/6/20 cmr.Pent@gmail.com <cmr.Pent@gmail.com>:
>> On 20 , 11:06, Wacek Kusnierczyk
>> <Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierc..._at_idi.ntnu.no> wrote:
>>> the result may be that the more beautiful the code, the more the performance
>>> sucks.
>>
>> Sad but true.
>
> If you do nothing to your code, in 18 months time its performance will
> have doubled because computers will have become faster. Your code

But that doesn't seem to be true anymore (if we are talking single CPU), and it seems not to have been true for at least a few years (e.g.,
http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2006/EECS-2006-183.html for instance, their figure 2 in p. 6).

> will not get easier to understand by itself.
>

No it won't.

Best,

R.

> Hadley
>
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