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Introducing RPushbullet

A new package of mine appeared on CRAN today: RPushbullet. A few days ago, I had tweeted about a first version available via its GitHub repo. The package is now on CRAN which will make it easier to install for many. You still need an API key (free,...

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RcppGSL 0.2.1 and 0.2.2

A few days ago, version 0.2.1 of RcppGSL---our interface package between R and the GNU GSL using our Rcpp package for seamless R and C++ integration---appeared on CRAN making it the first release in some time. And it turned that this version tickle...

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Updated list of upcoming Rcpp talks and workshops

This is an updated version of an earlier post in March. A number of talks about Rcpp are scheduled over the next couple of months: On Wednesday May 14 I will be speaking at the Chicago R Users Group meeting charmingly titled Warm Up for R...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.1.2

A bug-fix release 0.3.2.1.2 is of RcppEigen is now on CRAN and in Debian. It contains a short upstream patch by Gaek Guennebaud for the UBSAN warnings that were flagged at CRAN (from a rather harmless cpu-id comparison). The NEWS entry follows. ...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.300.0

A new release 4.300 of Armadillo, the templated C++ library for linear algebra, was released by Conrad a few days ago. As usual, this was rolled up in a new RcppArmadillo release 0.4.300.0 which is now on CRAN and in Debian. This release brings ni...

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RcppSMC 0.1.3 and 0.1.4

The very useful Valgrind tool had flagged an actual error in the package which the CRAN maintainers asked us to address. This was followed by a minor brown-bad oversight of a missing delete, also tagged by Valgrind. Both are pretty ancient bugs whic...

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BH release 1.54.0-2

April 14, 2014
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Yesterday's release of RcppBDT 0.2.3 lead to an odd build error. If one used at the same time a 32-bit OS, a compiler as recent as g++ 4.7 and the Boost 1.54.0 headers (directly or via the BH package) then the file lexical_cast.hpp barked and failed t...

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RcppBDT 0.2.3

April 13, 2014
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A new release of the RcppBDT package is now on CRAN. Several new modules were added; the package can now work on dates, date durations, "ptime" (aka posix time), and timezones. Most interesting may be the fact that ptime is configured to use 96 bi...

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RcppCNPy 0.2.3

April 10, 2014
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R 3.1.0 came out today. Among the (impressive and long as usual) list of changes is the added ability to specify CXX_STD = CXX11 in order to get C++11 (or the best available subset on older compilers). This brings a number of changes and opportunitie...

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BH release 1.54.0-1

April 8, 2014
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A new release of the BH package is now on CRAN and its mirrors. BH provides (a sizeable subset of) the Boost library for C++, particularly (large) parts delivered as pure template headers not requiring linking. See the BH page for more details. ...

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