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Rblpapi 0.3.1

October 20, 2015
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The first update to the Rblpapi package since the initial CRAN upload in August is now available. Rblpapi connects R to the Bloomberg system, giving access to a truly vast array of time series data and custom calculations. This release brings a new b...

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R / Finance 2016 Call for Papers

October 15, 2015
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Earlier today, Josh sent the text below in this message to the R-SIG-Finance list as the very first heads-up concerning the 2016 edition of our successful R/Finance series. We are once again very excited about our conference, thrilled about upcoming keynotes (some of which are confirmed and some of which are in the works), and hope...

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Seinfeld streak at GitHub: Round Two

October 12, 2015
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Seinfeld streak at GitHub: Round Two

So one year ago, I posted a reference to the Seinfeld Streak as used in an even earlier post of regular updates to to the Rcpp Gallery: This is sometimes called Jerry Seinfeld's secret to productivity: Just keep at it. Don't break the streak. Now it is one year later and it seems I just doubled up...

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RcppRedis 0.1.6

October 6, 2015
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An incremental RcppRedis release arrived on CRAN yesterday. Russell Pierce contributed four new function for pushing and popping to/from lists, and added authentication support. I added a simple ping command as well. Changes in version 0.1.6 (2015-...

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RcppArmadillo 0.6.100.0.0

October 4, 2015
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RcppArmadillo 0.6.100.0.0

The somewhat regular monthly upstream Armadillo update brings us a first release of the 6.* series. This follows an earlier test release announced on the list, and released to the Rcpp drat. And as version 6.100.0 was released on Friday by Conrad, we rolled it into RcppArmadillo release 0.6.100.0.0 yesterday....

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.5.1

September 24, 2015
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A bugfix release of RcppEigen is now on CRAN and in Debian. The NEWS file entry follows. Changes in RcppEigen version 0.3.2.5.1 (2015-09-23) Corrected use of kitten() thanks to Grant Brown (#21) Applied upstream change to protect agains...

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RcppArmadillo 0.5.600.2.0

September 20, 2015
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RcppArmadillo 0.5.600.2.0

And yet another upstream Armadillo update -- version 5.600.2 was released yesterday by Conrad. So I pushed a new and matching RcppArmadillo release 0.5.600.2.0 to CRAN and to Debian. Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease...

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RQuantLib 0.4.1

September 20, 2015
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Right before heading off to last week's excellent EARL 2015 conference in London, a new minor release of RQuantLib was released onto CRAN and into Debian. The changes are detailed below. Changes in RQuantLib version 0.4.1 (2015-09-11) Changes...

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Rcpp 0.12.1: First boat load of fixes!

September 10, 2015
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The first updated in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R this morning, and I will push a Debian package. This follows the 0.12.0 release from late July which started to some serious new features. Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R...

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It was twenty years ago today…

September 8, 2015
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It was twenty years ago today…

Hm, wasn't there a catchy tune that started that way? Just kidding. But about twenty years ago today I sent this email about a new Debian package upload -- and that makes it (as best as I can tell) the earliest trace of me doing Debian work. It so h...

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