[R] Sweave for "big" data analysis

Ben Bolker bbolker at gmail.com
Sat Jan 1 02:03:59 CET 2011

Duncan Murdoch <murdoch.duncan <at> gmail.com> writes:

> As others have said, there are packages that provide caching.
> I haven't used them, because I like to keep my projects as 
> self-contained as possible:  adding a dependency on one of those 
> packages is undesirable[1].  What I do in the case where there are time 
> consuming calculations is to do all the calculations in a script, and 
> save the results (using save()).  Then the Sweave document will load the 
> objects (using load()) and do post-processing, plotting, etc.

  Using the make/Makefile system is a good idea for more
rigor/reproducibility here.

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