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Compiling R with Intel's ICC and MKL

6/1/2015 - Updated 9/11/2015


I can count on one hand the number of non-free pieces of software I use regularly, but there are some that are just too good for me to resist. For a while now, I've been predominantly using Intel's ICC compiler for compiling C programs, and their MKL for BLAS and LAPACK functions. Intel makes these resources free for students (they also have discounted academic pricing for non-students), and I recommend that, if you haven't already, you look into trying them. Since I spend most of my time in R, I compile new versions of R from source using ICC and MKL, but it took me a little time to get it working, so I thought I'd share how I succeeded on my personal computer......


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My Goals for My Website

(My First Blog Post!)

5/17/2015


NCSU provides students, faculty, and staff with an easy way to set up a personal website under their www4 subdomain, and I have taken advantage of this for years. Recently, I decided that my plain html page could use a facelift, and along with that, I wanted to take more control over my web presence and move off of NCSU's servers. I decided to start from scratch — other than using a freely available webpage template — and use this also as a learning experience. I wanted to be able to choose my operating system, server software, etc. I decided to go with a VPS (Virtual Private Server) since it was affordable and gave me the most control, while still providing better uptime than hosting on my own equipment......


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