[R] need fast [lt]apply ()

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 21 Dec 1999 16:58:26 +0000 (GMT)

On Tue, 21 Dec 1999, Martin Maechler wrote:


> I hope this reminds more people than just me
> that we (R users) "desperately" need someone who
> rewrites  apply(),lapply(), and tapply()  
> to become much faster (as they are with S-plus [34].y, but not 5.[12])...

I think the problem was S-PLUS 5.0r[123]: 5.1's [ltr]apply seem fast again.

The key is to write a fast internal lapply and use that for the others.

> Anyone working on this ?

No, but as the .Call introduction has a cut-down version, I might as
well take a look.

Actually, I misread: outer is quite slow but it does not use apply!

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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