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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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Rcpp 0.8.4

July 15, 2010
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Romain and I wrapped up release 0.8.4 of Rcpp last Friday. However, given the time of year, it only appeared on CRAN this morning, and then only after some prodding as CRAN processing is more or less closed this week and probably next. This release...

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Rcpp 0.8.3

June 29, 2010
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A new version 0.8.3 of Rcpp is now CRAN and in Debian. It comes about three weeks after the 0.8.2 release. And even though we promised to concentrate on documentation, it contains a raft of new features: The addition of what we dub Rcpp su...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.3

June 15, 2010
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The minor bug-fix release 0.2.3 of RcppArmadillo went to CRAN this morning. It adds a tiny bit of configuration to permit Sun Studio / suncc to successfully build the package. There is no code change, and no configuration change for the other platfo...

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Beancounter minor bug fix release 0.8.10

June 13, 2010
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A few month after the 0.8.9 release, we have another small update to beancounter. This version fixes a minor infelicity in the manual page (thanks to an Ubuntu and then Debian bug report) as well as a small coding bug where 'USD' was hard-coded when t...

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Rcpp 0.8.2

June 10, 2010
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A bug fix release Rcpp version 0.8.2 is now on CRAN and Debian. It contains some fixes for Sun compiler, but no user-visible changes and complements the Rcpp 0.8.1 release made Tuesday. Our thanks to Brian Ripley for help with the portability tests ...

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RcppArmadillo 0.2.2

Following the Rcpp 0.8.1 release we made yesterday, we released RcppArmadillo release 0.2.2 this morning. RcppArmadillo uses Rcpp (and some 'glue' code) to provide a transparent interface from R to Conrad Sanderson's impressive Armadillo library for...

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Rcpp 0.8.1

Early this morning I sent Rcpp version 0.8.1 off to CRAN and Debian. In the meantime, Romain has already provided a very nice blog post about it. There are a few fairly visible new things in this release. As we want to focus the next few minor rel...

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inline 0.3.5

Yesterday morning, Romain pushed inline release 0.3.5 to CRAN. This is some ways a continuation of the 0.3.4 release I had made in December. That release had opened the door for the wide use of inline in our Rcpp package. And just how Rcpp has gro...

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Bike The Drive 2010

Memorial Day weekend is also time for the annual Bike The Drive in Chicago. This time only half the household got up bright and early and enjoyed Lakeshore Drive free of cars. A highly recommended event.

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