R is a great language for data science, but sometimes the code can be slow to run. Combining the comfort of R with the speed of a compiled language is a great way to reclaim the performance your code deserves. C++ is a modern, high performance language that is simple enough to learn in the context of accelerating R code. With the help of the Rcpp package, C++ integrates very neatly with R. You will learn how to create and manipulate typical R objects (vectors and lists), and write your own C++ functions to dramatically boost the performance of your R code.
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