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Faster creation of binomial matrices

September 2, 2012
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Scott Chamberlain blogged about faster creation of binomial matrices the other day, and even referred to our RcppArmadillo package as a possible solution (though claiming he didn't get it to work, tst tst -- that is what the rcpp-devel list is here to help with). The post also fell short of a good aggregated timing comparison for which we love...

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Follow-up to Counting CRAN Package Depends, Imports and LinkingTo

August 16, 2012
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Follow-up to Counting CRAN Package Depends, Imports and LinkingTo

A few days ago, I blogged about visualizing CRAN dependency ranks which turned out to be a somewhat popular post. David Smith followed-up at the REvo blog suggesting to exclude packages already shipping with R (which is indicated by their 'Recommended' priority). Good idea! So here is an updated version, where we limit the display to the top twenty packages counted by reverse 'Depends:',...

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RInside 0.2.7

August 13, 2012
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A new version 0.2.7 of RInside is now available via 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 the Rcpp R and C++ integrati...

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RcppExamples 0.1.4

August 10, 2012
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An updated version 0.1.4 of the RcppExamples package is now on on CRAN. RcppExamples contains a few illustrations of how to use Rcpp. The NEWS entry is below: a new example was added illustrating use of the (vectorised) random-number generators...

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RProtoBuf 0.2.5

August 9, 2012
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A new release 0.2.5 of RProtoBuf is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides GNU R bindings for the Google Protobuf data encoding library used and released by Google. This release once again contains a number of patches kindly contributed by Murray Stokely...

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RcppBDT 0.2.1

August 8, 2012
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A new bug-fix release of the RcppBDT package appeared on CRAN earlier today. David Reiner noticed that the functions getEndOfMonth and getEndOfBizWeek were not working right. These are convenience wrappers around the real functionality provided as a ...

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Counting CRAN Package Depends, Imports and LinkingTo

August 5, 2012
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Counting CRAN Package Depends, Imports and LinkingTo

The recent update by Søren Højsgaard's to his gRbase package for graphical models made it the 75th package to depend on our Rcpp package for R and C++ integration. So in a lighthearted weekend moment, I tweeted about gRbase being number...

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RcppCNPy 0.2.0

July 31, 2012
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Version 0.2.0 of the recently introduced RcppCNPy package for reading/writing NumPy data in R arrived on CRAN earlier today. The main change are the added ability to also write gzip-ed npy files, to suppress an automatic transposition as well as th...

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RcppClassic 0.9.2

July 24, 2012
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Similar to yesterday's post about RcppGSL, we have another pure maintenance release to announce, this time of RcppClassic, the package supporting the deprecated older classic Rcpp API defined in the earlier 2005 to 2006 releases, is now on CRAN. Ther...

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RcppGSL 0.2.0

July 23, 2012
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Earlier today, a minor update / maintenance release of RcppGSL---our interface package between R and the GNU GSL using our Rcpp package for seamless R and C++ integration---arrived on on CRAN. It contains a number of minor changes to accomodate chan...

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