Ra vs. compiler package

August 28, 2011

(This article was first published on Shige's Research Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

R seems to have two byte code compilers: the Ra add-on module (and the accompanying “jit” package) and the “compiler” package came with the default installation. I wonder how they differentiate from each other and what the strengths and weaknesses of each are.

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