[R] Reasons to Use R

Duncan Temple Lang duncan at wald.ucdavis.edu
Wed Apr 11 18:40:10 CEST 2007

Rajarshi Guha wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 11:06 -0400, Alan Zaslavsky wrote:
> > I have thought for a long time that a facility for efficient rowwise 
> > calculations might be a valuable enhancement to S/R.  The storage of the 
> > object would be handled by a database and there would have to be an 
> > efficient interface for pulling a row (or small chunk of rows) out of the 
> > database repeatedly; alternatively the operatons could be conducted inside
> > the database. 
> You can embed R inside postgres, though I don't know how efficient this
> would be. But it does allow one to operator on a per row basis.
> http://www.omegahat.org/RSPostgres/

I still like this idea a lot and a more recent implementation of it was created by
Joe Conway  and can be found at



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