'Rcpp' Integration for the 'Blaze' High-Performance C++ Math Library

'Blaze' is an open-source, high-performance C++ math library for dense and sparse arithmetic. With its state-of-the-art Smart Expression Template implementation 'Blaze' combines the elegance and ease of use of a domain-specific language with 'HPC'-grade performance, making it one of the most intuitive and fastest C++ math libraries available. The 'Blaze' library offers: - high performance through the integration of 'BLAS' libraries and manually tuned 'HPC' math kernels - vectorization by 'SSE', 'SSE2', 'SSE3', 'SSSE3', 'SSE4', 'AVX', 'AVX2', 'AVX-512', 'FMA', and 'SVML' - parallel execution by 'OpenMP', C++11 threads and 'Boost' threads ('Boost' threads are disabled in 'RcppBlaze') - the intuitive and easy to use API of a domain specific language - unified arithmetic with dense and sparse vectors and matrices - thoroughly tested matrix and vector arithmetic - completely portable, high quality C++ source code. The 'RcppBlaze' package includes the header files from the 'Blaze' library with disabling some functionalities related to link to the thread and system libraries which make 'RcppBlaze' be a header-only library. Therefore, users do not need to install 'Blaze' and the dependency 'Boost'. 'Blaze' is licensed under the New (Revised) BSD license, while 'RcppBlaze' (the 'Rcpp' bindings/bridge to 'Blaze') is licensed under the GNU GPL version 2 or later, as is the rest of 'Rcpp'. Note that since 'Blaze' has committed to 'C++14' commit to 'C++14' which does not used by most R users from version 3.0, we will use the version 2.6 of 'Blaze' which is 'C++98' compatible to support the most compilers and system.


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Overview

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Blaze is an open-source, high-performance C++ math library for dense and sparse arithmetic. With its state-of-the-art Smart Expression Template implementation Blaze combines the elegance and ease of use of a domain-specific language with HPC-grade performance, making it one of the most intuitive and fastest C++ math libraries available. The Blaze library offers:

  • high performance through the integration of BLAS libraries and manually tuned HPC math kernels
  • vectorization by SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512, FMA, and SVML
  • parallel execution by OpenMP, C++11 threads and Boost threads (Boost threads is disables in RcppBlaze)
  • the intuitive and easy to use API of a domain specific language
  • unified arithmetic with dense and sparse vectors and matrices
  • thoroughly tested matrix and vector arithmetic
  • completely portable, high quality C++ source code

The RcppBlaze package includes the header files from the Blaze library with disabling some functionalities related to link to the thread and system libraries which make RcppBlaze be a header-only library. Therefore, users do not need to install Blaze and the dependency Boost. Blaze is licensed under the New (Revised) BSD license, while RcppBlaze (the 'Rcpp' bindings/bridge to Blaze) is licensed under the GNU GPL version 2 or later, as is the rest of Rcpp.

Note that since Blaze has committed to C++14 which does not used by most R users from version 3.0, we will use the version 2.6 of Blaze which is C++98 compatible to support the most compilers and system.

Installation

You can install:

  • the stable version from CRAN with

    install.packages("RcppBlaze")
  • the latest development version from github with

    install.packages("devtools")
    devtools::install_github("ChingChuan-Chen/RcppBlaze")

If you encounter a bug, please file a reproducible example on github.

Authors

Chingchuan Chen, Klaus Iglberger, Georg Hager, Christian Godenschwager, Tobias Scharpff

License

GPL (>= 2)

News

RcppBlaze v0.2.2

  • Fix building problem on windows.

RcppBlaze v0.2.1

  • Modification of examples.

RcppBlaze v0.2.0

  • Make RcppBlaze link to RcppLAPACKE.
  • Add examples to link RcppLAPACKE.

RcppBlaze v0.1.1

  • Fix some minor bugs.

RcppBlaze v0.1.0

  • First release on CRAN.

Reference manual

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install.packages("RcppBlaze")

0.2.2 by Ching-Chuan Chen, a year ago


https://github.com/Chingchuan-chen/RcppBlaze, https://bitbucket.org/blaze-lib/blaze


Report a bug at https://github.com/Chingchuan-chen/RcppBlaze/issues


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


Authors: Ching-Chuan Chen , Klaus Iglberger , Georg Hager , Christian Godenschwager , Tobias Scharpff , Dirk Eddelbuettel , Romain Francois , Douglas Bates


Documentation:   PDF Manual  


GPL (>= 2) license


Imports utils, Rcpp, Matrix

Suggests RUnit, pkgKitten

Linking to Rcpp, BH


See at CRAN