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Parallel Computing in R
August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rackham Building, Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor East
There are numerous packages supporting parallel computing in R. Rather than provide an exhaustive overview, we will focus on the use of the ’foreach’ and ‘multicore’ packages for running R code in parallel. We will discuss basic parallel structures and the when, where, and how of choosing to parallelize. The intended audience should be comfortable with R but need not have previous experience with parallel computing.