[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp project for GSoC18

Vissarion Fisikopoulos fisikop at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 15:35:42 CET 2017


I maintain C++ code for random sampling and volume approximation of
polyhedra (see https://github.com/vissarion/volume_approximation).

I would like to propose a GSoC project to create an R package that
will use functions of that code inside R. In particular, the package
will provide functionality for MCMC geometric walks (variations of
hit-and-run) and volume computation of polyhedra. It could also use
existing MCMC walks from R. My motivation is the availability of the
current software tool in a broader set of users (I have requests from
researchers that want to use the code but have no knowledge of C++).

I had a discussion in GSoC mentor summit last month with the GSoC
admin of r-project and he proposed to send a message to this list to
find a second mentor since my knowledge in R is limited.

What do you think?

Best regards,
Vissarion Fisikopoulos

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