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Reproducible research and a repository of artifacts, a RFC

August 20, 2018
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This  work is still in progres. I think, however, it can already resonate with some people in the community. The communication I am hopeful for should lead to a better design and maybe getting valuable tools faster. The main goal is to extend the base R’s history mechanism (see ?history) which currently gives access to … More Reproducible research...

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Deferred & Remote Function Execution in R

June 3, 2017
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Deferred & Remote Function Execution in R

What would you say if you could automatically wrap your R pipeline – which consists of numerous functions and variables – into a single function? What would you say if you could do it repeatedly, with no extra effort regardless of its complexity? Would you store it to document your progress at that particular moment in … More Deferred &...

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Inspecting R in GDB (with Python)

December 21, 2016
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Inspecting R in GDB (with Python)

Today I spent a few hours debugging a hang R process that left a zombie sh which so far suggests bug (race condition?) in R’s system2() call. Anyway, it soon turned out that the only way to see what’s happening with R is to use gdb, which I personally dread. It is so because I haven’t found … More Inspecting R...

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(A Very) Experimental Threading in R

December 11, 2016
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(A Very) Experimental Threading in R

I’ve been trying to find a way to introduce threads to R. I guess there can be many reasons to do that, among which I could mention simplified input/output logic, sending tasks to the background (e.g. building a model asynchronously), running computation-intensive tasks in parallel (e.g. parallel, chunk-wise var() on a large vector). Finally, it’s … More (A Very)...

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