Rcpp Attributes

JJ Allaire
May 29th, 2013

Bay Area R User Group

History and Motivation

Origins of S

Languages in R and CRAN

Native Code: Problems and Opportunities

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Origins of S

On May 5th, 1976, a group of users from the statistics research group at Bell Labs discussed creating a new system for statistical computing. Some of the requirements:

  • Interoperability with their decade plus investment in Fortran code and libraries
  • Readily understood and used by statisticians
  • Interactive execution for iterative data exploration
  • Extensibilty for research into statistical methods