Support for Parallel Computation
Support for parallel computation, including random-number generation.
This package is under development: a first version was released with R 2.14.0.
There is support for multiple RNG streams with the
"L'Ecuyer-CMRG" RNG: see
It contains functionality derived from and pretty much equivalent to
that contained in packages \CRANpkgmulticore (with some low-level
functions renamed and not exported) and \CRANpkgsnow (for socket
clusters only, but MPI and NWS clusters generated by
\CRANpkgsnow are also supported). This package also provides
For a complete list of exported functions, use
library(help = "parallel").
Brian Ripley, Luke Tierney and Simon Urbanek
Maintainer: R Core Team Remail@example.com
Parallel computation involves launching worker processes: functions
pskill in package tools
provide means to manage such processes.