[Rd] naive question regarding running parallel C code from R

tyler tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca
Sat Apr 19 21:23:03 CEST 2008

Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> writes:
> As I recall, you use Debian so do
>    $ sudo apt-get install r-cran-snow r-cran-rmpi
> to get R support working out-of-the box. Then study the examples for Snow on
> Luke's website. [ I also have some slides on my website from presentations I
> gave a few years ago. ]
> That allows you to _easily_ do the so-called embarassingly parallel: same
> problem, different parameters.  Or, you could also loop over CYCLES across
> the cluster.  Start with something simple to study it and then go from there.
> Hope this helps, Dirk

Very much! Thanks Dirk and Simon - I've got snow and rmpi installed and
I'll start from there.



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