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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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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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