[R-SIG-Mac] R multi-cpu and 64 bit

Thomas Lumley 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 


More information about the R-SIG-Mac mailing list