[R-pkgs] Bayesian change point" package bcp 2.2.0 available

Jay Emerson jayemerson at gmail.com
Mon May 10 18:20:41 CEST 2010

Version 2.2.0 of package bcp is now available.  It replaces the
suggests of NetWorkSpaces (previously used for optional parallel MCMC)
with the dependency on package foreach, giving greater flexibility and
supporting a wider range of parallel backends (see doSNOW, doMC,

For those unfamiliar with foreach (thanks to Steve Weston for this
contribution), it's a beautiful and highly portable looping construct
which can run sequentially or in parallel based on the user's actions
(rather than the programmer's choices).  We think other package
authors might want to consider taking advantage of it for tasks that
might be computationally intensive and could be easily done in
parallel.  Some vignettes are available at

Jay Emerson & Chandra Erdman

(Apologies, the first version of this announcement was not plain-text.)

John W. Emerson (Jay)
Associate Professor of Statistics
Department of Statistics
Yale University

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