[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp project for GSoC18
fisikop at gmail.com
Mon Jan 15 17:08:09 CET 2018
The project idea page is up!
Please, let me know if some R expert is interested in co-mentoring that project.
On 16 November 2017 at 17:25, Vissarion Fisikopoulos <fisikop at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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