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State of the Art in Parallel Computing with R: Now published

August 4, 2009
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Our survey paper on the current state of the art in parallel computing with R, previously mentioned here as a technical report is now out as Vol 31, Issue 1 of the all-electronic Journal of Statistical Software.

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Rcpp 0.6.6

August 3, 2009
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Version 0.6.6 of Rcpp went off to CRAN and Debian earlier as another small maintenance release. While the diffstat output that will appear in cranberries may look impressive, it stems c...

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New RInside release

July 19, 2009
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I just rolled up a new release of RInside, my C++ wrapper classes which facilitate embedding R into your own C++ application. This releases owes a big Thank you! to Miguel Lechón who not only noticed errant behaviour and occassional segfaults with ov...

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cran2deb: Would you like 1700+ new Debian / R packages ?

July 13, 2009
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As I mentioned in my quick write-up of UseR 2009, one of my talks was about cran2deb: a system to turn (essentially) all CRAN packages into directly apt-get-able binary packages. This is essentially a '2.0' version of earlier work with Steffen Moelle...

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useR 2009 in Rennes: Recap and slides

July 12, 2009
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I spent most of last week in Rennes, the capital of Brittany in France, as it was time for UseR! 2009, the annual R conference. Francois Husson, Aline Legrand and others at the Agrocampus Ouest had put together a really well-run conference, and it was ...

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R 2.9.1, CRANberries outage, and missing Java support

June 27, 2009
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Just a short note that version 2.9.1 of R was released yesterday. And a corresponding Debian release went out as usual on the same day. One sour note: as the Java toolchain is currently broken, I had to disable compile-time support for Java. Just run R...

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Ubuntu Developer Summit in Barcelona

May 31, 2009
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Due to some things falling into place, I had an opportunity to attend the first two days of last week's Ubuntu Developer Summit in beautiful Barcelona. Somehow, I had never managed to attend a Debian conference either, so it was good to meet a few of t...

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Temporary Debian mail outage

May 23, 2009
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It would appear that debian.org rejected mail for maybe up to twelve hours from late yesterday afternoon (Central timezone) to some time shortly after I got up this morning. Things appear to be back to normal, so a big Thanks to the mail admins. If yo...

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GSoC 2009 Chicago area meeting

April 30, 2009
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Thanks to the effort of the tireless Borja Sotomayor for the local ACM chpater as well as the good folks at Google in Chicago, we had a local kickoff meeting for this year's Google Summer of Code at Google's Chicago office. A few accepted GSoC students...

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Slides from most recent R and HPC tutorial

April 29, 2009
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A little earlier I put the slides from my Introduction to High-Performance Computing with R tutorial at the R / Finance conference last week onto my talks / presentation page. Other tutorials, talks and keynotes are also being posted on the conference...

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