[R-SIG-Mac] R multi-cpu and 64 bit
tlumley at u.washington.edu
Thu Nov 2 16:48:07 CET 2006
On Thu, 2 Nov 2006, elw at stderr.org wrote:
> Using SNOW, or MPI, or some careful batch programming to split up your
> tasks across CPUs - yes.
> This is the same sort of thing you'd likely face in Stata -- unless
> they've invested a HUGE amount of effort in making threaded/parallelized
> computations "easier".
It turns out that they have. This is made easier for them by the
relatively limited data model, but it is still pretty impressive.
The Stata people really do have a clue, surprising as this seems when you
first look at their macro language (and even that improves on further
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