spam: SPArse Matrix

Set of functions for sparse matrix algebra. Differences with SparseM/Matrix are: (1) we only support (essentially) one sparse matrix format, (2) based on transparent and simple structure(s), (3) tailored for MCMC calculations within GMRF. (4) S3 and S4 like-"compatible" ... and it is fast.

Version: 1.4-0
Depends: R (≥ 3.0), grid
Imports: methods
Suggests: fields, Matrix, R.rsp, truncdist
Published: 2016-08-30
Author: Reinhard Furrer [aut, cre], Florian Gerber [ctb]
Maintainer: Reinhard Furrer <reinhard.furrer at>
License: LGPL-2
NeedsCompilation: yes
Citation: spam citation info
Materials: README NEWS ChangeLog
In views: Multivariate
CRAN checks: spam results


Reference manual: spam.pdf
Vignettes: JSS - Areal count data
Package source: spam_1.4-0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: spam_1.4-0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: spam_1.4-0.tgz
Old sources: spam archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: copCAR, fields, gamlss.spatial, GPFDA, latticeDensity, LatticeKrig, smnet, spThin
Reverse imports: bamlss, CARBayes, CARBayesST, CollocInfer, earlywarnings, growfunctions, madrat, mclcar, mopa, mvMORPH, nat.nblast, OptimaRegion, phylodyn, SpATS, splm
Reverse suggests: CompRandFld, dotCall64, gapfill, gear, gptk, RandomFields, spdep
Reverse enhances: slam


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