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RcppArmadillo 0.3.4.2

September 25, 2012
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The development of Armadillo 3.4.* continues with bug fixes and more sparse matrix support. Conrad release 3.4.2 this morning. I wrapped up the corresponding RcppArmadillo 0.3.4.2 before leaving for work, and this version should now have all CRAN mirr...

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RcppArmadillo 0.3.4.1

September 18, 2012
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Conrad released the bug-fix release 3.4.1 of Armadillo earlier today, and the corresponding RcppArmadillo package 0.3.4.1 is already on CRAN. No R level or interface changes were, the upstream changes are summarized below. Changes in RcppArmadillo...

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RInside 0.2.8

September 8, 2012
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This morning version 0.2.8 of RInside arrived on the CRAN sites. 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++ in...

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RcppArmadillo 0.3.4.0

September 6, 2012
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A new major released of Armadillo came out earlier today. I prepared the corresponding RcppArmadillo package 0.3.4.0 which also arrived on CRAN earlier today. This released contains a few performance improvements, the beginnings of support of sparse matrices and more, see below. We also post the NEWS entry for the beta release which was prepared, but not uploaded to CRAN to...

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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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