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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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rfoaas 0.0.4.20141212

December 13, 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. The FOAAS backen...

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RProtoBuf 0.4.2

December 11, 2014
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A new release 0.4.2 of RProtoBuf is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides R bindings for the Google Protocol Buffers ("Protobuf") data encoding library used and released by Google, and deployed as a language and operating-system agnostic protocol by numerous projects. Murray and Jeroen did almost all of the heavy lifting. Many changes were...

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digest 0.6.6 (and 0.6.5)

December 10, 2014
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A new release 0.6.6 of the digest package is now on CRAN and in Debian. This release brings the xxHash non-cryptographic hash function by Yann Collet, thanks to several pull requests by Jim Hester. After the upload of version 0.6.5 we uncovered anoth...

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RcppRedis 0.1.3

December 10, 2014
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A very minor bugfix release of RcppRedis is now on CRAN. The zcount function now returns the correct type. Changes in version 0.1.3 (2014-12-10) Bug fix setting correct return type of zcount Courtesy of CRANberries, there i...

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RcppAnnoy 0.0.4

December 9, 2014
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A few weeks ago, RcppAnnoy had its initial release 0.0.2 and subsequent update in release 0.0.3. The latter brought Windows support, thanks to a neat pull request by Qiang Kou. RcppAnnoy wraps the small, fast, and lightweight C++ template header libr...

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RQuantLib 0.4.0

December 2, 2014
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A new major release of RQuantLib is now on CRAN and getting to Debian. All C++ source files have been rewritten to take advantage of newer Rcpp features. Several Fixed Income functions have been added, or refreshed, thanks to contributions by Michele...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.550.1.0

November 29, 2014
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A week ago, Conrad provided another minor release 4.550.0 of Armadillo which has since received one minor correction in 4.550.1.0. As before, I had created a GitHub-only pre-release of his pre-release which was tested against the almost one hundred CRAN dependents of our RcppArmadillo package. This passed fine as usual, and results are as always...

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CRAN Task Views for Finance and HPC now (also) on GitHub

November 28, 2014
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The CRAN Task View system is a fine project which Achim Zeileis initiated almost a decade ago. It is described in a short R Journal article in Volume 5, Number 1. I have been editor / maintainer of the Finance task view essentially since the very beginning of these CRAN Task Views, and...

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Rcpp now used by 300 CRAN packages

November 25, 2014
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Rcpp now used by 300 CRAN packages

This morning, Rcpp reached another round milestone: 300 packages on CRAN now depend on it (as measured by Depends, Imports and LinkingTo declarations). The graph is on the left depicts the growth of Rcpp usage over time. There are 41 more on BioCond...

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