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# Questions tagged [r]

R is a language and environment for statistical computing and graphics that provides a wide variety of statistical (linear and nonlinear modelling, classical statistical tests, time-series analysis, classification, clustering, ...) and graphical techniques and is highly extensible. (Questions about problems and bugs encountered when using R belong on the R-help mailing list (https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help).)

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### For which statistical methods are GPUs faster than CPUs?

I have just installed a Nvidia GT660 graphic card on my desktop and, after some struggle, I manage to interface it with R. I have been playing with several R packages that use GPUs, especially ...
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### How are scientific computing workflows faring on Apple's M1 hardware

The initial wave of reviews for Apple's M1 hardware are out, and there's lots of generic benchmarks and data on workflows on professional programs for creative users, but I haven't seen anyone talking ...
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### Draw contour line to represent multiple contours

I have 5 data sets, each includes multiple scatter points. If I use the geom_path function in R, I could obtain 5 contours like the following graph shows. Those five contours are annotated outlines ...
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### How we can implement the result of maximum principle in our numerical optimization algorithm?

I have an algorithm (in R) that maximizes a convex function on a compact convex set in every iteration. Based on the maximum principle, I know that the maximima are only attained on the boundary. But ...
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### computing the inverse of a large block diagonal sparse matrix in r

I would like to compute the inverse of some large block diagonal sparse matrix. The number of rows and columns is somewhat over 50,000. The blocks are 12 by 12 and are sparse (27 non zero elements). ...
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### what went wrong with my logistic regression implementation in c++?

I have implemented a simple logistic regression function with IRLS algorithm using the armadillo linear algebra libray ...
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