[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp project for GSoC18
fisikop at gmail.com
Thu Nov 16 16:25:29 CET 2017
On 16 November 2017 at 17:14, Qiang Kou <qkou at umail.iu.edu> wrote:
> I think we already have the page for GSOC 2018:
Thank you both for the feedback. I will add my project idea there.
Still I am in a quest of a second mentor, expert in Rcpp.
> 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
>> Rcpp-devel mailing list
>> Rcpp-devel at lists.r-forge.r-project.org
> Qiang Kou
> qkou at umail.iu.edu
> School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
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