A few notes on choosing between Go and D for a quick project

bachmeier via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Tue Mar 17 19:00:39 PDT 2015

On Tuesday, 17 March 2015 at 22:04:08 UTC, jmh530 wrote:
> Nevertheless, I think that there would be a lot of value in 
> writing up what you have done with R and D. That sounds very 
> interesting.

I posted a link elsewhere in this thread, but it's buried in all 
these posts, so here it is again:


Unfortunately there is little documentation (though I'm working 
on that). I only use Linux but I would be happy if someone that 
knows Windows would find that it works there. I do a lot of 
matrix algebra, regressions, and simple rewriting of loops.

I don't personally use lme4. I looked at the source on Github. 
Everything has to be passed as an SEXP struct from R to C++ and 
you have to return a single SEXP struct. I believe all the C++ 
code used with Rcpp is marked extern "C". D can create and take 
as function arguments SEXP's, so you should be able to call into 
the code the same way that R does. That's not to say it's trivial 
but it is doable. It might make a good example of the dmdinline 
package. It depends on how much time it takes to get it working 
and how much of the R code would have to be rewritten in D.

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