Statistical Programing Language R Adds 64-Bit Integer Support

2011-Nov-25 | Tags: programing

Start64!The R programming language, which is used in particular for statistical data analysis and visualization, now supports 64-bit integers, a limitation that has so far hindered some uses of the language.

French developer Romain François is responsible for the new feature. Rather than building a new data type from scratch, he simply used the existing 32-bit integers and used two of them inside an S4 each representing one half of the bits needed for the larger int64.