Ann: New package rpvm 0.2

Michael Na Li lina at
Sun Sep 2 00:10:41 CEST 2001

An new package, rpvm 0.2 has been uploaded to  Here is the DESCRIPTION, 

Package: rpvm
Version: 0.2
Date: $Date: 2001/08/30 21:44:37 $
Title: R interface to PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine) 
Author: Na (Michael) Li <lina at> and 
  A. J. Rossini <rossini at>.
Maintainer: Na (Michael) Li <lina at>
Depends: R (>= 1.2.0)
Description: Provides interface to PVM APIs, and examples and
  documentation for its use.  
License: GPL version 2 or newer

PVM (Parallel Virtual Machine, or, ) is a de facto standard message passing library
for distributed cluster computing. It runs on existing network of
heterogeneous computers.  RPVM provides interfaces to PVM APIs, and enables
parallel statistical computation in an environment already familiar to

Note that because of its dependence on PVM, R CMD check won't work out of box.
However, once pvm is properly set up and running, the examples in demo should
work.  A technical report describing rpvm is available upon request.

Comments are most welcome.


Michael Na Li
Email: lina at
Department of Biostatistics, Box 357232
University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195  
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