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RcppArmadillo 0.2.13

February 19, 2011
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Yesterday Conrad Sanderson released version 1.1.4 of his Armadillo templated C++ library for linear algebra, so hot on the heels our 0.2.12 release from a few days ago comes version 0.2.13 of RcppArmadillo, our Rcpp-based integration into R. This new...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.12

February 16, 2011
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A new version 1.1.2 of Conrad Sanderson's Armadillo templated C++ library for linear algebra came out a couple of days ago. This has now been wrapped into a new version 0.2.12 of RcppArmadillo, our Rcpp-based integration into R. The short NEWS fil...

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Rcpp 0.9.1

February 15, 2011
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A new release 0.9.1 of Rcpp went to CRAN and Debian yesterday. This version contains mostly bug-fixes and rather few enhancements. The changes are mostly 'internal fixes' and not user-facing; they mostly address some issues in memory management w...

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CRANberries is now tweeting

January 23, 2011
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The CRANberries service (which reports on new and updated CRAN packages for the R language and environment) is now tweeting about new packages. Simply follow @CRANberriesFeed to receive theses messages. For the technically minded, adding this to the...

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RcppBDT 0.1.0

January 18, 2011
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The family of Rcpp packages just grew by one: the first 0.1.0 release of RcppBDT is now on CRAN. RcppBDT stands for Rcpp Boost Date_Time. It employs what we call Rcpp modules: a mechanism which provides easier ways to expose C++ functions and classe...

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Keeping simple things simple

January 17, 2011
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My friend Jeff deserves a sincere congratulation for finally unveiling his rebranded R consultancy Lemnica. One notable feature of the new website is a section called esoteric R which discusses less frequently-visited corners of the R world. It even b...

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Plotting overbought / oversold regions in R

January 16, 2011
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Plotting overbought / oversold regions in R

The good folks at Bespoke Investment Group frequently show charts of so-called overbought or oversold levels; see e.g. here for the most recent global markets snapshot. Classifying markets as overbought or oversold is a popular heuristic. It starts...

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RProtoBuf 0.2.2

January 12, 2011
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Thanks to two patches by Murray Stokely, we have a nice new minor release 0.2.2 of RProtoBuf out on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides GNU R bindings for the Google Protobuf data encoding library used and released by Google. The NEWS file entry follows bel...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.11

January 8, 2011
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Just before Xmas, Conrad Sanderson released version 1.1.0 of Armadillo, his templated C++ library for linear algebra. Which I only noticed this week, so here comes version 0.2.11 of RcppArmadillo, our Rcpp-based integration into R. The only other ...

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R / Finance 2011 Call for Papers: Updated and expanded

December 31, 2010
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One week ago, I sent the updated announcement below to the r-sig-finance list; this was kindly blogged about by fellow committee member Josh and by our pal Dave @ REvo. By now. I also updated the R / Finance conference website. So to round things ...

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