[R] R with multiple processors

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at pubhealth.ku.dk
Thu Feb 15 18:26:12 CET 2001

Thomas Lumley <tlumley at u.washington.edu> writes:

> It is not possible to run threads in R.  However, it is possible to call
> other threaded code, as the R-Java and R-Tcl interfaces demonstrate.

Actually, R-Tcl is currently single-threaded...

Some of us do have hopes that R will gain multithreading some time in
the future, partly to harness multi-CPU machines, but also with the
hope that the general structuring of things like GUIs and other
event-driven progamming will be easier that way.

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