Is there any way to implement SparCC in R?
Out of interest, why would you need this? SparCC is already implemented in mothur, so if that’s the platform you’re starting from there would be no need to move to an R version for the correlations. The output of mothur (and ‘real’ SparCC) is simple tab-delimited tables so can be easily read into R and processed.
I would echo dwaite. Also, the original python implementation was verrrrry slow. R would be equally so. By implementing it in mothur with C++, we made it much faster. So, sure, you can implement it in R, but why?