partools: Tools for the 'Parallel' Package

Miscellaneous utilities for parallelizing large computations. Alternative to MapReduce. File splitting and distributed operations such as sort and aggregate. "Software Alchemy" method for parallelizing most statistical methods, presented in N. Matloff, Parallel Computation for Data Science, Chapman and Hall, 2015. Includes a debugging aid.

Version: 1.1.6
Depends: regtools, parallel, stats, utils, data.table, pdist, methods
Suggests: rpart, e1071, testthat
Published: 2017-04-10
Author: Norm Matloff [cre,aut], Clark Fitzgerald [aut], with contributions by Alex Rumbaugh and Hadley Wickham
Maintainer: Norm Matloff <normmatloff at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: partools citation info
Materials: README
CRAN checks: partools results


Reference manual: partools.pdf
Vignettes: Partools
Package source: partools_1.1.6.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: partools_1.1.6.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: partools_1.1.6.tgz
Old sources: partools archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: cdparcoord


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