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Louis: A Silent Film with Live Music

August 26, 2010
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The Chicago Symphony hosted the world premiere of Louis last evening, and I had snatched the (literally) last available ticket. The film, which is written, directed and producted by Dan Pritzker, is based loosely on the early years of Louis Armstro...

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RQuantLib 0.3.4

August 9, 2010
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A fresh release of RQuantLib is now on CRAN and in Debian. RQuantLib combines (some of) the quantitative analytics of QuantLib with the R statistical computing environment and language. This follows the 0.3.3 release from last week and has again ...

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RInside release 0.2.3

August 6, 2010
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A new 0.2.3 release of RInside is now on CRAN. RInside is a set of convenience classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications and programs. RInside works particularly well with Rcpp and now depends on it. This is the first re...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.5

August 5, 2010
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Hot on the heels of RcppArmadillo release 0.2.4 a few days ago comes a new release 0.2.5 which is now on CRAN. RcppArmadillo makes it easy to write highly efficient and highly readable C++ code for linear algebra (based on Armadillo) in R extensions (...

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RQuantLib 0.3.3

August 4, 2010
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A new release (now at version 0.3.3) of RQuantLib is now on CRAN and in Debian. RQuantLib combines (some of) the quantitative analytics of QuantLib with the R statistical computing environment and language. Many of the changes in this new version ...

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RcppExamples 0.1.1

August 2, 2010
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On Friday, I quickly provided a new release of RcppExamples, our example package for using Rcpp, to CRAN. Very little content has been updated --- and a new TODO file even notes that we need to add more documentation for the new Rcpp API. And update...

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inline 0.3.6

August 2, 2010
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A couple of days ago, Romain released inline release 0.3.6 to CRAN. This is a maintenance release with no user-visible changes. However, as it captures compiler errors more directly, it should help us debug Rcpp on recalcitrant platforms such as Sol...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.4

July 29, 2010
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A new release of RcppArmadillo is now on CRAN. RcppArmadillo makes it easy to write highly efficient and highly readable C++ code for linear algebra (based on Armadillo) in R extensions (using Rcpp for the interface). This release upgrades the incl...

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Rcpp 0.8.5

July 26, 2010
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A new release (now at version 0.8.5) of Rcpp is now on CRAN and in Debian. This release constitutes a quick follow-up to the last release 0.8.4 which we got out just before CRAN closed for summer vacations. Some fixes were made right after last rel...

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useR 2010 at NIST in Gaithersburg

July 24, 2010
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This past week, the annual R user conference useR! 2010 took place at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD (which is a tad northwest of Washington, DC). Kate Mullen and her team of local organizers did a truly...

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