[R] How to add make option to package compilation?

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 14:13:55 CEST 2017

On 15/09/2017 8:11 AM, Martin Møller Skarbiniks Pedersen wrote:
> Hi,
>    I am installing a lot of packages to a new R installation and it takes a
> long time.
>    However the machine got 4 cpus and most of the packages are written in
> C/C++.
>    So is it possible to add a -j4 flag to the make command when I use the
> install.packages() function?
>    That will probably speed up the package installation process 390%.

See the Ncpus argument in ?install.packages.

Duncan Murdoch

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