R Performance

Basic R Performance

Using the framework of the Computer Language Shootout Game, we have taken a look at how R performs relative to a few other languages.

Bioconductor Performance

As part of examination of R, we are looking at R’s performance within the packages of the Bioconductor project. These packages provide a large corpus of R code the helps us look beyond the limited sampling of benchmark codes. R is playing a growing role in biostatistics work, but has a critical need to scale better to accelerate bioinformatics research.