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From Josh Wills <>
Subject Re: Flume R -- any interest?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2012 21:08:49 GMT
I am an avid R user and would be into it-- who gave the talk? Was it
Murray Stokely?

On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Dmitriy Lyubimov <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I was pretty excited to learn of Google's experience of R mapping of
> flume java on one of recent BARUGs. I think a lot of applications
> similar to what we do in Mahout could be prototyped using flume R.
> I did not quite get the details of Google implementation of R mapping,
> but i am not sure if just a direct mapping from R to Crunch would be
> sufficient (and, for most part, efficient). RJava/JRI and jni seem to
> be a pretty terrible performer to do that directly.
> on top of it, I am thinknig if this project could have a contributed
> adapter to Mahout's distributed matrices, that would be just a very
> good synergy.
> Is there anyone interested in contributing/advising for open source
> version of flume R support? Just gauging interest, Crunch list seems
> like a natural place to poke.
> Thanks .
> -Dmitriy

Director of Data Science
Twitter: @josh_wills

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