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RcppArmadillo 0.6.600.4.0

March 16, 2016
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RcppArmadillo 0.6.600.4.0

Conrad announced a new Armadillo release 6.600.4 yesterday. This followed some work we had done for thorough pre-release checking with reverse dependencies tests for the over 200 CRAN packages using it and resulted in one more squashed bug. This rel...

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Rblpapi 0.3.3

March 15, 2016
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A new release of Rblpapi is now on CRAN. It provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg Labs (but note that a valid Bloomberg license and installation is required). This marks the fourth release since the package first appeared on CRAN last year. Thanks...

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x13binary 0.1.2

March 14, 2016
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A new version of x13binary is now on CRAN. It updates the underlying X-13ARIMA-SEATS binary to build 1.1.26 which was released recently by the US Census Bureau. Our x13binary package takes the pain out of installing this, and provides it to the seaso...

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Rcpp now used by 600 CRAN packages

March 11, 2016
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Rcpp now used by 600 CRAN packages

Earlier this morning, Rcpp reached another milestone: 600 packages on CRAN now depend on it (as measured by Depends, Imports and LinkingTo declarations). The graph is on the left depicts the growth of Rcpp usage over time. Rcpp cleared 300 packages ...

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gtrendsR 1.3.3

March 8, 2016
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gtrendsR 1.3.3

A very nice new update to the gtrendsR package by Philippe and myself is now avilable via CRAN. I had only blogged about the initial 1.3.0 release, and we have added a whole slew of new features and fixes. Philippe rewrote a lot of the parsing to make it more robust to different encodings, and...

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Rblpapi ‘Release Candidate’ 0.3.2.5

March 6, 2016
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We have a made numerous changes to Rblpapi since the previous release 0.3.2 in early December. You can see the commits, or look at the ChangeLog or NEWS.Rd to get an indea of the changes. We have new functions, improved internals, bug fixes and more. In order to facilitate more widespread testing, I have just...

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gunsales 0.1.1

March 5, 2016
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A minor update to our recently released gunsales package is now on the CRAN network. The changes are completely internal and deal with automagic discovery of the X-13ARIMA-SEATS program via our associated x13binary package. More precisely, we let Sol...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.1

March 1, 2016
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A good week after the update to Eigen 3.2.8 in our RcppEigen package 0.3.2.8.0, we have another (local) update with RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.1 which should fix another UBSAN issue. This new version in now on CRAN and in Debian. Big thanks once again to Yixu...

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New CRAN package gunsales

February 28, 2016
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New CRAN package gunsales

This is based on joint work with Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller of the New York Times. A new package gunsales is now on the CRAN network for R. It is based the NYTimes/gunsales repository underlying the excellent New York Times visualizations, first published first in December 2015 and updated with more recent data...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.0

February 23, 2016
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Another minor release of RcppEigen is on CRAN and getting into Debian. The main focus is an upgrade to the recent 3.2.7 release of Eigen which should address another UBSAN issue. And once again Yixuan Qiu did all the heavy lifting. The NEWS file entr...

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