Tools for the 'Parallel' Package

Miscellaneous utilities for parallelizing large computations. Alternative to MapReduce. File splitting and distributed operations such as sort and aggregate. "Software Alchemy" method for parallelizing most statistical methods, presented in N. Matloff, Parallel Computation for Data Science, Chapman and Hall, 2015. Includes a debugging aid.


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1.1.5 by Norm Matloff, 8 months ago

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Authors: Norm Matloff <> [cre,aut], with contributions by Alex Rumbaugh <> and Hadley Wickham <>

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Depends on parallel, stats, utils, data.table, pdist, methods

Suggests rpart, e1071

See at CRAN