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BH release 1.54.0-2

April 14, 2014
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Yesterday's release of RcppBDT 0.2.3 lead to an odd build error. If one used at the same time a 32-bit OS, a compiler as recent as g++ 4.7 and the Boost 1.54.0 headers (directly or via the BH package) then the file lexical_cast.hpp barked and failed t...

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RcppBDT 0.2.3

April 13, 2014
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A new release of the RcppBDT package is now on CRAN. Several new modules were added; the package can now work on dates, date durations, "ptime" (aka posix time), and timezones. Most interesting may be the fact that ptime is configured to use 96 bi...

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RcppCNPy 0.2.3

April 10, 2014
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R 3.1.0 came out today. Among the (impressive and long as usual) list of changes is the added ability to specify CXX_STD = CXX11 in order to get C++11 (or the best available subset on older compilers). This brings a number of changes and opportunitie...

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BH release 1.54.0-1

April 8, 2014
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A new release of the BH package is now on CRAN and its mirrors. BH provides (a sizeable subset of) the Boost library for C++, particularly (large) parts delivered as pure template headers not requiring linking. See the BH page for more details. ...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.200.0

April 7, 2014
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Conrad released a new upstream release 4.200 for Armadillo, his templated C++ library for linear algebra, earlier today. As usual, this was rolled up in a new RcppArmadillo release 0.4.200.0; I had actually made two pre-releases leading up his 4.20...

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R / Finance 2014 Open for Registration

March 29, 2014
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The annoucement below just went to the R-SIG-Finance list. More information is as usual at the R / Finance page: Now open for registrations: R / Finance 2014: Applied Finance with R May 16 and 17, 2014 Chicago, IL, USA The reg...

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Upcoming Rcpp talks and workshops

March 27, 2014
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A number of talks about Rcpp are scheduled over the next couple of months: Our sixth internation conference R/Finance, will take place May 16 and 17, 2014, at UIC in Chicago. See the current draft agenda for details of the program---whic...

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RProtoBuf 0.4.1

March 25, 2014
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A new bug-fix release release 0.4.1 of RProtoBuf, is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides GNU R bindings for the Google Protocol Buffers ("Protobuf") data encoding library used and released by Google, and deployed as a language and operating-system agno...

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Rcpp 0.11.1

March 14, 2014
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A new minor release 0.11.1 of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R; binaries for Debian have also been uploaded. The release fixes a number of bugs that have come up since the 0.11.0 release in January, but also brings some extensions. See t...

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QuantLib 1.4 packages also available for Ubuntu and Windoze

March 11, 2014
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QuantLib release 1.4 came out a couple of days ago. Sticking with standard practice, I immediately updated the Debian packages I have been maintaining for over a dozen years now, and corresponding binaries are available for Debian flavors unstable ("sid") and testing ("jessie"). I also updated my RQuantLib package accordingly (though it needed no changes -- yay to stable APIs). However, I also...

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