Luke Tierney - Colloquium Speaker

Ralph E. Wareham Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, University of Iowa
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:30pm
Colloquium Title: 
ALTREP: Alternate representations of basic R objects
Reception at 3:00 p.m. in 241 SH / Talk at 3:30 in 61 SH



The ALTREP provide framework provides infrastructure to support for alternate representations of basic R objects. Some examples include R vectors with data in memory-mapped files, compact representation of arithmetic sequences, deferred computations, and adding meta-data to objects. This talk will outline the framework, present some examples of its use, and describe the current state of incorporating the framework into the R distribution.