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From ORD Sessions to R-Forge in 12 hours with RProtoBuf

October 22, 2009
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Yesterday, via in invitation from fellow Chicago-area Google Summer of Code mentor Borja Sotomayor, I attended the Second ORD Sessions. These are happening at the HQ of Inventable where a couple of technologists and Open Source geeks from the Chicagola...

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RPostgreSQL 0.1-6

October 19, 2009
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A quick bug fix released of RPostgreSQL was uploaded to CRAN earlier today; it updates last week's 0.1-5 release. An editing error left one of the helper functions broken. I also updated a few of the test scripts to also allow for optional environment ...

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RPostgreSQL 0.1-5

October 13, 2009
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A new version of RPostgreSQL just went out to CRAN and should propagate via the mirrors over the next few days. This is a maintenance and bug fix release that addresses four of the seven issue at the Google Code page. Two more are really enhancement r...

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R for system administration and scripting

October 10, 2009
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On several occassions, R had suggested itself as a language for systems scripting . By this I mean random little adminstrative task such as (re-)moving or maybe renaming files or directories and the like. One of such cases just happened a few minutes ...

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RInside release 0.1.1, and a fresh example

September 29, 2009
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Last week's 0.1.0 release of RInside, and the first to have been published on CRAN, still had some issues with builds and use on OS X. Thanks to testing and fixes by Jan de Leeuw, Jeff Horner and particularly Simon Urbanked, things are said to be bette...

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digest 0.4.0 and 0.4.1

September 24, 2009
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After almost two years, I just made a small update to the digest package for R by adding sha-256 as another supported hashing function. While at this, a few minor edits where made here or there. Version 0.4.0 also included a file src/Makefile.win but a...

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RInside release 0.1.0 — and now on CRAN

September 20, 2009
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Version 0.1.0 of RInside, my C++ wrapper classes which facilitate embedding R into your own C++ application, has been released and is now an official CRAN package. This release improves on the build process and should work on any sane Unix-alike opera...

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RQuantLib 0.3.0 Windows build snag

September 6, 2009
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Yesterday's upload of RQuantLib 0.3.0 contained one minor oversight: I had failed to update src/Makefile.win to the new and enlarged set of source files. The proper fix (of using wildcards and implicit rules) was simple, and Uwe Ligges kindly rebuilt R...

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RQuantLib 0.3.0 released

September 5, 2009
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Earlier this evening, I rolled up a new version of RQuantLib. It has been pushed to CRAN and Debian, and source and binary version should appear on the respective mirror networks in due course. This version, the first in a new '0.3.*' release series, ...

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random 0.2.1

August 12, 2009
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A maintenance fix was applied to random: following the changes in release 0.2.0 a few months ago that reflected changes at the random.org site, we needed to make one more change in randomSequence. Thanks for Lynn Amon for spotting this. The new packag...

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