[Rcpp-devel] A beginners guide to Rcpp

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Nov 29 15:59:45 CET 2012

On 29 November 2012 at 15:05, Romain Francois wrote:
| In my view people should want to "write performance code" not "write C 
| code" or "write C++ code", and Rcpp is a very good candidate for this.

Very nicely put.  We really don't need to diss or put down other languages
all of which are viable in their own right -- we can simply offer the sweet
spot we have here between and R and C++ (and we also do not deny that we add
some nano to microseconds here or there for wrapping and this and that).  

It is a useful approach combinining both the ease of writing concise and
readable code with very decent performance -- and still giving access to the
vast collection of R analystics and packages. 

So a "Win-win-win". But then I am biased and don't need to sold on it. ;-)


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com  

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