R Interface to the Vowpal Wabbit

The 'Vowpal Wabbit' project is a fast out-of-core learning system sponsored by Microsoft Research (having started at Yahoo! Research) and written by John Langford along with a number of contributors. This R package does not include the distributed computing implementation of the cluster/ directory of the upstream sources. Use of the software as a network service is also not directly supported as the aim is a simpler direct call from R for validation and comparison. Note that this package contains an embedded older version of 'Vowpal Wabbit'. The package 'rvw' at the GitHub repo < https://github.com/eddelbuettel/rvw> can provide an alternative using an external 'Vowpal Wabbit' library installation.

R interface to Vowpal Wabbit


A proof-of-concept wrapping of (an earlier version of) Vowpal Wabbit


It works. It could do with some help. And it should be updated now to use the external VowpalWabbit library which did not exists when this work was originally done. Collaborators welcome.


Dirk Eddelbuettel


GPL (>= 2)


Reference manual

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0.0.15 by Dirk Eddelbuettel, a year ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/eddelbuettel/rvowpalwabbit/issues

Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/RVowpalWabbit

Authors: Dirk Eddelbuettel

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports Rcpp

Linking to Rcpp

System requirements: The Boost 'program_options' library <https://boost.org> is required.

See at CRAN