Blog Archives

RcppZiggurat 0.1.2

January 26, 2014
By

A new maintenance release of RcppZiggurat is now on CRAN. And just like yesterday's RcppClassic upload, this is motivated chiefly by some minor caretaking for an upcoming Rcpp release -- hopefully soon, and with more details to follow. This release...

Read more »

RcppClassic 0.9.5

January 25, 2014
By

A maintenance release of RcppClassic, now at version 0.9.5, went out to CRAN today. Nothing changed in user-facing code. The build was triggered by a change in an upcoming Rcpp release (more about that another time), and a few minor updates were nee...

Read more »

RcppArmadillo 0.4.000.2

January 22, 2014
By

A bug fix release of Armadillo came out and was turned into a new RcppArmadillo release which is now on CRAN and will go shortly to Debian. The complete list of changes is below. Changes in RcppArmadillo version 0.4.000.2 (2014-01-21) Up...

Read more »

RProtoBuf 0.4.0: A whole lot of goodies and Windoze support

January 20, 2014
By

A new major release 0.4.0 of RProtoBuf, is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides GNU 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 proto...

Read more »

RcppArmadillo 0.400

January 6, 2014
By

A new major release 4.000 of Armadillo came out out yesterday morning. This is a new stable release by Conrad with a new major number, and it brings a few nice changes as detailed below. I rolled up RcppArmadillo version 0.400 yesterday morning, an...

Read more »

New BH release 1.51.1-4

January 2, 2014
By

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 the (large) parts delivered as pure template headers not requiring linking. See the BH page for more details...

Read more »

RcppZiggurat 0.1.0 (and 0.1.1): Faster N(0,1) RNGs

December 23, 2013
By

Over the last few weeks I have been working on getting the Ziggurat normal random number generator updated and available in R. The Ziggurat generator provides a pretty unique combination of speed and good statistical properties for (standard) normal r...

Read more »

New RcppEigen release 0.3.2.0.1 — and a new maintainer

December 19, 2013
By

In a recent email to the Rcpp and lme4 mailing lists, Doug Bates announced that was turning away from R, Rcpp, lme4 and hence also RcppEigen for which he had been both the primary author and maintainer. This is huge loss for the R community. I have...

Read more »

RProtoBuf 0.3.2

December 16, 2013
By

A new version 0.3.2 of RProtoBuf, is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides GNU R bindings for the Google Protobuf data encoding library used and released by Google. As for the last few releases, Murray took charge of most changes. The NEWS file entry f...

Read more »

RcppDE 0.1.2

December 14, 2013
By

A maintenance release (now at version 0.1.2) of my RcppDE package (previously described in these two posts) is now CRAN. More details about the package are available in the vignette also included in the RcppDE R package. Changes were minimal and dr...

Read more »