A faster R?
A little while ago Radford Neal noticed some inefficiencies in R, so he started working on ways to make it more efficient. He’s reached a bit of milestone in the last few days, with the release of pqR. Check it out…it looks really cool.
PS — Julia is a newish language that’s also threatening R (and MATLAB?) with its speed, though it will probably be a while before its infrastructure grows to the point to where it can really start competing with R.