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RcppRedis 0.1.4

July 12, 2015
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A small update to RcppRedis arrived on CRAN a few days ago. One of the unit tests failed as we (still) initialized the rredis package (loaded only for a comparison) in a form long-internalized by Bryan Lewis, its author. No actual changes to function...

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random 0.2.5

July 11, 2015
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A few days ago and while we were traveling, an updated release of our random package for truly (hardware-based) random numbers as provided by random.org arrived on CRAN. Brian Ripley had pointed out to us that some of the curl implementations (which ...

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pkgKitten 0.1.3: Still creating R Packages that purr

June 13, 2015
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A new release, now at version 0.1.3, of pkgKitten arrived on CRAN this morning. The main change is (optional) support of the excellent whoami package by Gabor which allows us to fill in the Author: and Maintainer: fields of the DESCRIPTION file with ...

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RcppArmadillo 0.5.200.1.0

Conrad put out a new minor release 5.200.1 of Armadillo yesterday. Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use with a syntax deliberately close to a Matlab. Our corresponding RcppArmadillo release 0.5.200.1.0 is now on CRAN and on its way into...

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rfoaas 0.1.6

After a few quiet months, a new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. As before, it shadows upstream release of FOAAS from which carried over the version number 0.1.6. The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need...

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drat 0.0.4: Yet more features and documentation

A new version, now at 0.0.4, of the drat package arrived on CRAN yesterday. Its name stands for drat R Archive Template, and it helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages, and is finding increasing by other projects. Versio...

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BH release 1.58.0-1

A new released of BH is now on CRAN. BH provides a large part of the Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R and Rcpp. This release both upgrades the version of Boost to the current release, and adds a new library: Boost MultiPr...

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RInside 0.2.13

A new release 0.2.13 of RInside is now on CRAN. RInside provides a set of convenience classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications and programs, using the classes and functions provided by Rcpp. This release works around a bug i...

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random 0.2.4

A new release of our random package for truly (hardware-based) random numbers as provided by random.org is now on CRAN. The R 3.2.0 release brought the change to use an internal method="libcurl" which we are using if available; else the curl::curl() method added in release 0.2.3 is used. We are also a little more explicit about...

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RcppAnnoy 0.0.6

RcppAnnoy 0.0.6

A few days ago, Erik released a new version of his Annoy library -- a small, fast, and lightweight C++ template header library for approximate nearest neighbours -- which now no longer requires Boost. While I don't mind Boost (actually, quite the op...

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