[R] Is R multi-threaded?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 24 21:16:42 CET 2003

R for Unix is not of itself multi-threaded, but it can call libraries 
which are (notably a multi-threaded BLAS).

R for Windows is multi-threaded.

On Mon, 24 Nov 2003 flyfish72 at fastmail.fm wrote:

> I couldn't find a good answer for this anywhere in the docs, and I've
> looked through the code for 1.8.0;  could someone who knows please
> confirm that R (for unix) is *not* currently multi-threaded?
> (I'm having trouble dynamically loading a C++ shared lib, and I want to
> make sure it's not thread-related)

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