Google Tech Talk on Integrating R and C++: video and slides

October 27, 2010

(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Last Friday, Romain and I
were guests of the R intergrouplet (what an adorable name!) at
Google’s headquarter in Mountain View. This arose out of discussions following
useR! 2010
where we met Google’s Murray Stokely. There appears to be ever increasing use of
R at Google, and so it was a
great opportunity to give a Google Tech Talk about R and
C++ integration — centered around our
RInside and
RProtoBuf packages which facilitate
interoperability between R and C++.

A video recording of
our ninety-minute talk
is already available via
the YouTube channel for Google Tech Talks.
The (large) pdf with slides (which
Romain had
already posted on slideshare
) is also available from my
presentations page.

The remainder of the weekend was nice too (with the notably exception of the extremly sucky
weather). We got to to spend some time at the
Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit which is always a fun
event and a great way to meet other open source folks in person. And we also took one
afternoon off to spend some with John Chambers discussing further work involving
Rcpp and the new ReferenceClasses that
appeared in the just-released R version 2.12.0. This should be a nice avenue to
further integrate R and C++ in the near future.

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