R Interface to the Vowpal Wabbit

The 'Vowpal Wabbit' project is a fast out-of-core learning system sponsored by Microsoft Research (having started at Yahoo! Research) and written by John Langford along with a number of contributors. This R package does not include the distributed computing implementation of the cluster/ directory of the upstream sources. Use of the software as a network service is also not directly supported as the aim is a simpler direct call from R for validation and comparison. Note that this package contains an embedded older version of 'Vowpal Wabbit'. The package 'rvw' at the GitHub repo < https://github.com/eddelbuettel/rvw> can provide an alternative using an external 'Vowpal Wabbit' library installation.


R interface to Vowpal Wabbit

About

A proof-of-concept wrapping of (an earlier version of) Vowpal Wabbit

Status

It works. It could do with some help. And it should be updated now to use the external VowpalWabbit library which did not exists when this work was originally done. Collaborators welcome.

Author

Dirk Eddelbuettel

License

GPL (>= 2)

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Reference manual

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install.packages("RVowpalWabbit")

0.0.12 by Dirk Eddelbuettel, 22 days ago


https://github.com/JohnLangford/vowpal_wabbit/ http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/rcpp.html


Report a bug at https://github.com/eddelbuettel/rvowpalwabbit/issues


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/RVowpalWabbit


Authors: Dirk Eddelbuettel <[email protected]>


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


GPL (>= 2) license


Imports Rcpp

Linking to Rcpp

System requirements: The Boost 'program_options' library (http://boost.org) is required.


See at CRAN