Numba and Cython for R

Is there something like Numba for R, where you can write a restricted subset of R and have it JIT compiled to native code, or something like Cython where, instead of writing inline C++, you translate a restricted subset of R to C, which is then compiled?

For the last a couple of years, R studio developers have really done an amazing job of making R more accessible to newcomers. Are there any plans of tackling the performance issue of R language? Maybe with improvements in performance, R can catch up with Python in machine learning´╝č

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