2006-07-07

RSPerl saves the day!

Yes, this is a Perl module. But it is also an
R
package. This is because it is a bi-directional interface, it allows
R
to call Perl and that very Perl code to call back to
R
.
It allows us to pass
R
functions to Perl and use them as callable objects. (Passing Perl subroutines or methods to
R
is a little less elegant, but doable.)

R
doesn't handle yuckily or irregularly formed stuff as well as perl, but I’m less adept at manipulating matrices (one of the strengths of
R
) in perl (grabbing some rows, hacking off columns, smacking the rest of the columns onto the end of a working dataset).

1 comment:

Chris said...

I think the only thing I understood in that post was "perl."