Blog Archives

Introducing drat: Lightweight R Repositories

February 5, 2015
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A new package of mine just got to CRAN in its very first version 0.0.1: drat. Its name stands for drat R Archive Template, and an introduction is provided at the drat page, the GitHub repository, and below. drat builds on a core strength of R: the ability to query multiple repositories. Just how one...

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RcppStreams 0.1.0

February 2, 2015
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RcppStreams 0.1.0

The new package RcppStreams arrived on CRAN on Saturday. RcppStreams brings the excellent Streamulus C++ template library for event stream processing to R. Streamulus, written by Irit Katriel, uses very clever template meta-programming (via Boost Fu...

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littler 0.2.2

January 30, 2015
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littler 0.2.2

A new minor release of littler is available now. Several examples were added or extended: a new script check.r to check a source tarball with R CMD check after loading required packages first (and a good use case was given in the recent UBSAN testi...

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RInside 0.2.12

January 28, 2015
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A new release 0.2.12 of RInside is now on CRAN. RInside provides a set of convenience classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications and programs, using the classes and functions provided by the Rcpp integration package. This rele...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.600.4.0

January 25, 2015
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Conrad put up a maintenance release 4.600.4 of Armadillo a few days ago. As in the past, we tested this with number of pre-releases and test builds against the now over one hundred CRAN dependents of our RcppArmadillo package. The tests passed fine as usual, and results are as always in the rcpp-logs repository. Changes...

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Rcpp 0.11.4

January 24, 2015
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A new release 0.11.4 of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R, and an updated Debian package will be uploaded in due course. Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C++ code. As of today, 323 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making...

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RcppGSL 0.2.4

January 24, 2015
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A new version of RcppGSL is now on CRAN. This package provides an interface from R to the GNU GSL using our Rcpp package. This follows on the heels on the recent RcppGSL 0.2.3 release and extends the excellent point made by Qiang Kou in a contributed...

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RcppAnnoy 0.0.5

January 24, 2015
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A new version of RcppAnnoy is now on CRAN. RcppAnnoy wraps the small, fast, and lightweight C++ template header library Annoy written by Erik Bernhardsson for use at Spotify. RcppAnnoy uses Rcpp Modules to offer the exact same functionality as the Py...

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Running UBSAN tests via clang with Rocker

January 18, 2015
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Every now and then we get reports from CRAN about our packages failing a test there. A challenging one concerns UBSAN, or Undefined Behaviour Sanitizer. For background on UBSAN, see this RedHat blog post for gcc and this one from LLVM about clang. I had written briefly about this before in a blog post introducing the...

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RcppGSL 0.2.3

January 12, 2015
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A new version of RcppGSL is now on CRAN today. This package provides an interface from R to the GNU GSL using our Rcpp. Similar to the recent RcppClassic release, this update was triggered by the CRAN maintainers desire to keep the Makefile free of G...

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