[Rd] R as a scripting engine
Waclaw.Marcin.Kusnierczyk at idi.ntnu.no
Tue Jan 13 10:33:33 CET 2009
Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 11 January 2009 at 20:18, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> | Those of you tracking R development will have noticed that we are
> | moving towards using R as a scripting engine.
> | Reasons:
> | - it is platform-independent and needs no other tools installed.
> | - it is fast.
> Indeed. I really like working with r scripts.
> And littler by Horner and Eddelbuettel is faster than Rscript -- see eg the
> scripts tests/timing.sh and tests/timing2.sh in the SVN archive / littler
> tarballs (and the results below for illustration).
> We should still appreciate it you could finally acknowledge existence of
> littler it in the R / Rscript documentation. You are not doing users any
> service by pretending it doesn't exist.
will anyone ever bother to answer? is silence to be taken as
acknowledgement, or rather a7e?
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