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Introducing pkgKitten: Creating R Packages that purr

June 13, 2014
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A new package pkgKitten is now on CRAN in its infant version 0.1.0. It does only one thing: create R packages that do not suck. Or at least not as much as those created by the (R default) function package.skeleton() which creates files which the v...

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Introducing RcppRedis

RcppRedis, another new package of mine, appeared on CRAN a few weeks ago just in time for our annual R/Finance conference. And as of today, we also have Windows binaries thanks to generous help from John Buonagurio who help building the required 32-...

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Rcpp 0.11.2

A new minor release 0.11.2 of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R, and binaries for Debian have also been uploaded. The release smoothes a few edges on both the Rcpp side itself, as well as on the interaction between Rcpp and R which since...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.300.8.0

A new minor / bug fix release 4.300.8 of Armadillo, the templated C++ library for linear algebra, was tagged by Conrad in his SVN repo a few days ago, following earlier snapshots in the 4.300.* series. We had prepared two earlier releases for GitHub...

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Introducing RPushbullet

A new package of mine appeared on CRAN today: RPushbullet. A few days ago, I had tweeted about a first version available via its GitHub repo. The package is now on CRAN which will make it easier to install for many. You still need an API key (free,...

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RcppGSL 0.2.1 and 0.2.2

A few days ago, version 0.2.1 of RcppGSL---our interface package between R and the GNU GSL using our Rcpp package for seamless R and C++ integration---appeared on CRAN making it the first release in some time. And it turned that this version tickle...

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Updated list of upcoming Rcpp talks and workshops

This is an updated version of an earlier post in March. A number of talks about Rcpp are scheduled over the next couple of months: On Wednesday May 14 I will be speaking at the Chicago R Users Group meeting charmingly titled Warm Up for R...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.1.2

A bug-fix release 0.3.2.1.2 is of RcppEigen is now on CRAN and in Debian. It contains a short upstream patch by Gaek Guennebaud for the UBSAN warnings that were flagged at CRAN (from a rather harmless cpu-id comparison). The NEWS entry follows. ...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.300.0

A new release 4.300 of Armadillo, the templated C++ library for linear algebra, was released by Conrad a few days ago. As usual, this was rolled up in a new RcppArmadillo release 0.4.300.0 which is now on CRAN and in Debian. This release brings ni...

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RcppSMC 0.1.3 and 0.1.4

The very useful Valgrind tool had flagged an actual error in the package which the CRAN maintainers asked us to address. This was followed by a minor brown-bad oversight of a missing delete, also tagged by Valgrind. Both are pretty ancient bugs whic...

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