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Introduction to ESS: talk and slides

December 17, 2010
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We had another meeting of the Chicago R User Group last evening. This was scheduled somewhat belatedly once we learned that Drew Conway would be in town. Drew gave a very nice talk about his brand new infochimps package (for accessing the eponymous i...

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RcppDE 0.1.0

December 13, 2010
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A new package RcppDE has been uploaded in a first version 0.1.0 to CRAN. It provides differential evolution optimisation---a variant of stochastic optimisation that is similar to genetic algorithms but particularly suitable for the floating-point repr...

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inline 0.3.8

December 7, 2010
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Romain pushed verion 0.3.8 of inline to CRAN earlier today, and I just updated the Debian package. This version adds an internal performance enhancement which is obtained by making due with fewer reads. The short NEWS file entry follows: 0.3.8 2...

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RcppGSL 0.1.0

December 1, 2010
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Earlier in the year, Romain and I did a bunch of initial work on a wrapper from R to the GNU GSL by way of our Rcpp package for seamless R and C++ integration. But other work kept us busy and this fell a little to the side. We have now found some t...

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RQuantLib 0.3.5

November 30, 2010
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The new RQuantLib release 0.3.5 is now on CRAN and in Debian. RQuantLib combines (some of) the quantitative analytics of QuantLib with the R statistical computing environment and language. Most of the changes were made two and four weeks ago: fir...

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Rcpp 0.8.9

November 28, 2010
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A new release 0.8.9 of Rcpp is now available at CRAN and has just been uploaded to Debian. As always, sources are also available from my local directory here. This release comes a few weeks after the preceding 0.8.8 release and continues with a ...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.10

November 26, 2010
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Conrad Sanderson released version 1.0.0 of Armadillo, his templated C++ library for linear algebra, earlier this week. So congratulations to Conrad on reaching 1.0.0! I folded his version 1.0.0 into a new release 0.2.10 of RcppArmadillo, our Rcpp-base...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.9

November 11, 2010
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The new version 0.2.9 of RcppArmadillo has been uploaded to CRAN. The only change is an update of the included Armadillo template library to version 0.9.92 which Conrad released this week. RcppArmadillo makes it easy to write highly efficient and hi...

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inline 0.3.7

November 3, 2010
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A bug-fix release 0.3.7 of inline is now on CRAN and at Debian. It fixes a minor bug: when package.skeleton() was called to convert one or more functions created with this package into a package, the corner case of just a single submitted function ...

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Rcpp 0.8.8

November 2, 2010
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A bug-fix release 0.8.8 of Rcpp is now available. It is awaiting processing at CRAN, and will be uploaded to Debian once processed at CRAN. In the meantime, sources are available from my local directory here. This release follows on the heels o...

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