Thursday, November 3, 2011
If you are going to buy one Rstats book this year buy Parallel R
O'Reilly Media just Released Parallel R by Q. Ethan McCallum and Steve Weston. Here is the blurb from their website about the book and the authors:
R is a wonderful thing, indeed: in recent years this free, open-source product has become a popular toolkit for statistical analysis and programming. Two of R's limitations -- that it is single-threaded and memory-bound -- become especially troublesome in the current era of large-scale data analysis. It's possible to break past these boundaries by putting R on the parallel path. Parallel R will describe how to give R parallel muscle. Coverage will include stalwarts such as snow and multicore, and also newer techniques such as Hadoop and Amazon's cloud computing platform.