RE: [R] R code for performance

From: Eric Lecoutre <>
Date: Mon 06 Jun 2005 - 18:21:18 EST

You could use the benchmark created by Philippe Grosjean to compare various statistical packages. You will find it at:

Note that you have to ensure to have installed packages: Matrix and SuppDist

HTH, Eric

Eric Lecoutre
UCL / Institut de Statistique
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If the statistics are boring, then you've got the wrong numbers. -Edward Tufte

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> Subject: [R] R code for performance
> At office I'm cautiously introducing R to be used as the
> basic statistical program, getting rid of licensed stuff or
> reducing the amount of it. The aim of R would be to run
> generic statistical programs built & "consumed" when needed
> and some static procedure dealing with time-series. Now, we
> have substantially 3 OS platforms, win xp, linux and freebsd
> 5.4, on similar PCs (pentium 4, 2-2.5 GHz). I have been asked
> by the boss to test the "average" performance (in term of
> speed and memory use) of R on each of this platform to stick
> with one of them on a couple of PCs.
> Could you please suggest an R source code (apart from the
> "static procedure" I will obviously test) to be run on the

> three platforms to test performance?
> If there is nothing of the kind, any suggestion?
> Ciao
> Vittorio
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