[R] julia language unfair comparisons against R

Suzen, Mehmet msuzen at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 15:34:46 CET 2012

Hello List,

Probably many of you aware of the Julia language
(http://julialang.org/), It is a promising project.

However it seems like R is very slow in their benchmarks. Very
important point they omit, they did not
use R's own JIT !  I had a feeling that R is mistreaded there :)
Also another important
point is that they all use for-loops in R instead of vectorized code!

Any thought on this?  Are there any other improvement one can do with
compiler package other then


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