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R Project and Google Summer of Code: Wrapping up

September 23, 2010
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R Project and Google Summer of Code: Wrapping up

As this year's admin, I wrote up the following summary which has now been posted at the R site in the appropriate slot. My thanks to this year's students, fellow mentors and everybody else who helped to make it happen. ...

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R Project and Google Summer of Code: Wrapping up

September 23, 2010
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R Project and Google Summer of Code: Wrapping up

As this year's admin, I wrote up the following summary which has now been posted at the R site in the appropriate slot. My thanks to this year's students, fellow mentors and everybody else who helped to make it happen. ...

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BLAS, BLASter, BLAStest: Some benchmark results, and a benchmarking framework

September 15, 2010
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BLAS, BLASter, BLAStest: Some benchmark results, and a benchmarking framework

Usage of accelerated BLAS libraries seems to shrouded in some mystery, judging from somewhat regularly recurring requests for help on lists such as r-sig-hpc (gmane version), the R list dedicated to High-Performance Computing. Yet it doesn't have to b...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.6

September 13, 2010
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Now that Rcpp got updated to 0.8.6, we have an updated RcppArmadillo release containing mostly updates to Conrad's Armadillo version 0.9.70 as well as some more templated sugar magic. RcppArmadillo makes it easy to write highly efficient and highly ...

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Chicago Half Marathon 2010

September 12, 2010
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Second Sunday in September -- time for the annual Chicago Half Marathon now in its fourteenth edition (and I have been running it in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 making this and the JPM Chase Corporate Challenge the races I've run ...

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RProtoBuf 0.2,0

September 11, 2010
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A brand new and shiny release of RProtoBuf, now at version 0.2.0, arrived on CRAN earlier today. RProtoBuf provides GNU R bindings for the Google Protobuf data encoding library used and release by Google and others. This is only the second releas...

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Billy Bragg

September 10, 2010
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In the spur of the moment, I cycled over to Dominican, one of the two small colleges in town, to see if I could snag a remaining ticket to see Billy Bragg perform. Turned out I could, and it became a nice evening out. Darren Hanlon started up the ev...

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Rcpp 0.8.6

September 10, 2010
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After a somewhat longer than usual break, we now have a new release of Rcpp on CRAN and in Debian. This release adds quite few things. The main one may be the addition of density, distribution, quantile and random number functions for a rather large...

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Straight, curly, or compiled?

September 7, 2010
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Christian Robert, whose blog I commented-on here once before, had followed up on a recent set of posts by Radford Neal which had appeared both on Radford's blog and on the r-devel mailing list. Now, let me prefix this by saying that I really enjoyed Radford's posts. He obviously put a lot of time into finding a number of (all...

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Straight, curly, or compiled?

September 7, 2010
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Christian Robert, whose blog I commented-on here once before, had followed up on a recent set of posts by Radford Neal which had appeared both on Radford's blog and on the r-devel mailing list. Now, let me prefix this by saying that I really enjoyed Radford's posts. He obviously put a lot of time into finding a number of (all...

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