Articles by mbq

Appendable saving in R

September 19, 2011 | mbq

One of the most crucial problems in HPC is that every error you make have much greater impact than in the normal computing — there is nothing more amusing than finding out that few-day simulation broke few minutes before the end because of an unfortunate value thrown by a random generator, ... [Read more...]

Using OpenMP-ized C code with R

August 11, 2011 | mbq

What is OpenMP? Basically a standard compiler extension allowing one to easily distribute calculations over multiple processors in a shared-memory manner (this is especially important when dealing with large data — simple separate-process approach usually requires as many copies of the working data as there are threads, and this may easily ... [Read more...]

Challenge alert — material identification

July 28, 2011 | mbq

We start yet another series of post — challenge alerts. This series is intended to share news about machine learning or data mining challenges which may be interesting to the members of our community, possibly with some brief introduction to the problem. So if you hear about some contest, notify us ... [Read more...]

Two-way CRAN

July 26, 2011 | mbq

Sooner on later, every useR will manage to exhaust R’s built-in capabilities and land on CRAN looking for his dreamed needle in a haystack of 3k+ contributed packages. Probably most of you already know stuff like Task Views or rseek which make finding something relevant a bit easier than ... [Read more...]

Welcome to the CV blog!

July 25, 2011 | mbq

It is almost a year since CrossValidated was launched. Today we start a new activity at CrossValidated – a community blog. It is the fourth (after the main site, meta and chat) place for getting in touch with the community and contributing to it. To get started, we plan to post ...
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