Programming with Big Data -- Demonstrations and Examples Using 'pbdR' Packages

A set of demos of 'pbdR' packages, together with a useful, unifying vignette.

pbdDEMO is a collection of over 30 demos of the pbdR packages, together with a 150 page, textbook-style vignette.

More information about pbdDEMO can be found in

  1. pbdDEMO vignette at 'pbdDEMO/inst/doc/pbdDEMO-guide.pdf'


You can install the stable version from CRAN using the usual install.packages():


The development version is maintained on GitHub, and can easily be installed by any of the packages that offer installations from GitHub:

### Pick your preference


pbdDMAT is authored and maintained by the pbdR core team:

  • Drew Schmidt
  • Wei-Chen Chen
  • George Ostrouchov
  • Pragneshkumar Patel


Reference manual

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0.3-1 by Drew Schmidt, 3 years ago

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Browse source code at

Authors: Drew Schmidt [aut, cre] , Wei-Chen Chen [aut] , George Ostrouchov [aut] , Pragneshkumar Patel [aut]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: High-Performance and Parallel Computing with R

Mozilla Public License 2.0 license

Depends on methods, pbdMPI, pbdBASE, pbdDMAT

Enhances maps, RColorBrewer, pbdNCDF4, pmclust, MixSim, EMCluster, phyclust, MASS, rjags

System requirements: OpenMPI (>= 1.5.4) on Solaris, Linux, Mac, and FreeBSD. MS-MPI (Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2 MS-MPI Redistributable Package) on Windows.

See at CRAN