Re: [R] Programming Concepts and Philosophy

From: Philipp Pagel <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 09:57:05 +0200

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 10:04:46AM -0500, hadley wickham wrote:
> 2008/6/20 <>:
> > On 20 июн, 11:06, Wacek Kusnierczyk
> > <> 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
> will not get easier to understand by itself.

Very true. And I would like to contribute one of my favorite quotations:

"It is easier to optimize correct code than to correct optimized code."   --Bill Harlan



Dr. Philipp Pagel
Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
Technische Universität München
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
85350 Freising, Germany

______________________________________________ mailing list
PLEASE do read the posting guide
and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.
Received on Mon 23 Jun 2008 - 08:09:01 GMT

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.2.0, at Mon 23 Jun 2008 - 13:30:41 GMT.

Mailing list information is available at Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.

list of date sections of archive