[Bioc-devel] BiocParallel

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Wed Nov 14 21:23:41 CET 2012

Interested developers -- I added the start of a BiocParallel package to the 
Bioconductor subversion repository and build system.

The package is mirrored on github to allow for social coding; I encourage people 
to contribute via that mechanism.


The purpose is to help focus our efforts at developing appropriate parallel 
paradigms. Currently the package Imports: parallel and implements pvec and 
mclapply in a way that allows for operation on any vector or list supporting 
length(), [, and [[ (the latter for mclapply). pvec in particular seems to be 
appropriate for GRanges-like objects, where we don't necessarily want to extract 
many thousands of S4 instances of individual ranges with [[.

Hopefully the ideas in the package can be folded back in to parallel as they mature.

Dr. Martin Morgan, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
1100 Fairview Ave. N.
PO Box 19024 Seattle, WA 98109

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