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digest 0.6.8

December 31, 2014
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Release 0.6.8 of digest package is now on CRAN and will get to Debian shortly. This release opens the door to also providing the digest functionality at the C level to other R packages. Wush Wu is going to use the murmurHash C implementation in his r...

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rfoaas 0.0.5

December 29, 2014
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A new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service--which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to eff off. This version align...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.600.0

December 28, 2014
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Conrad produced another minor release 4.600 of Armadillo. As before, I had created a GitHub-only pre-release(s) of his pre-release(s), and tested a pre-release as well as the actual release against the now over one hundred CRAN dependents of our RcppArmadillo package. The tests passed fine as usual with less than a handful of checks not...

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rfoaas 0.0.4.20141225 — not on CRAN

December 25, 2014
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A new version of rfoaas was prepared for CRAN, but refused on the grounds of having been updated within 24 hours. Oh well. To recap, the rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service -- which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to...

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rfoaas 0.0.4.20141224

December 24, 2014
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A new version of rfoaas is now on CRAN. The rfoaas package provides an interface for R to the most excellent FOAAS service -- which provides a modern, scalable and RESTful web service for the frequent need to tell someone to eff off. This is minor up...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.3.0

December 23, 2014
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A new release of RcppEigen is now on CRAN, and will get to Debian shortly. This is thanks to a fabulous pull request by Yixuan Qiu who single-handedly managed to upgrade to the new minor release of Eigen -- after having expanded the unit tests a few ...

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BH release 1.55.0-1

December 22, 2014
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A new release of BH, our package providing (a large part of the) Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R, is now on CRAN. There are two changes. First, we upgraded to Boost 1.55. While Boost 1.57 is now current, I am playing it ...

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If only there was a Romeo somewhere …

December 21, 2014
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Attention: rant coming. You have been warned, and may want to tune out now. So the top of my Twitter timeline just had a re-tweet posting to this marvel on the state of Julia. I should have known better than to glance at it as it comes from someone providing (as per the side-bar) Thought leadership in Big Data,...

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digest 0.6.7

December 20, 2014
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Release 0.6.7 of digest package is now on CRAN and in Debian. Jim Hester was at it again and added murmurHash. I cleaned up several sets of pedantic warnings in some of the source files, updated the test reference out, and that forms version 0.6.7. C...

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Rocker is now the official R image for Docker

December 19, 2014
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Rocker is now the official R image for Docker

Something happened a little while ago which we did not have time to commensurate properly. Our Rocker image for R is now the official R image for Docker itself. So getting R (via Docker) is now as simple as saying docker pull r-base. This particular...

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