[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp project for GSoC18
qkou at umail.iu.edu
Thu Nov 16 16:14:07 CET 2017
I think we already have the page for GSOC 2018:
On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 10:08 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 16 November 2017 at 16:35, Vissarion Fisikopoulos wrote:
> | Hello,
> | 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?
> Sure, but you don't need our approval for that. Discussion of GSoC topics
> will happen as usual under the umbrella of R's particpiation in GSoC when
> where questions are discussed. I think this a pretty large number (10 out
> 29 ?) of projects used Rcpp in some way. I was involved in two which
> existing packages in the Rcpp space.
> That said, we should start a wiki page with possible topics:
> - have Rcpp catch up to ALTREP: very important, possibly a lot of work
> - smaller idea I had recently: generalize Jens's bit64 which provides
> integer64 to possibly make it "templated" and provide both int64_t and
> - lots of others to be added...
> Where should have that page?
> http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org
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qkou at umail.iu.edu
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
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