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BH release 1.54.0-4

August 29, 2014
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Another small new release of our BH package providing Boost headers for use by R is now on CRAN. This one brings a one-file change: the file any.hpp comprising the Boost.Any library --- as requested by a fellow package maintainer needing it for a pe...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.2.0

August 21, 2014
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A new upstream release of the Eigen C++ template library for linear algebra was released a few days ago. And Yixuan Qiu did some really nice work rolling this into a new RcppEigen released and then sent me a nice pull requent. The new version is now...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.400.0

August 19, 2014
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After two pre-releases in the last few days, Conrad finalised a new Armadillo version 4.400 today. I had kept up with the pre-releases, tested twice against all eighty (!!) CRAN dependents of RcppArmadillo and have hence uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.4....

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Rcpp now used by 250 CRAN packages

August 7, 2014
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Rcpp now used by 250 CRAN packages

Rcpp reached a nice round milestone yesterday: 250 packages on CRAN now depend on it ...

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BH release 1.54.0-3

August 4, 2014
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BH release 1.54.0-3

A new release of our BH package providing Boost headers for use by R is now on the CRAN mirrors. This release is the third based on Boost 1.54.0. At the request of the maintainer of the recent added RcppMLPACK package, it adds the Boost.Heap l...

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Introducing sanitizers 0.1.0

August 3, 2014
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A new package sanitizers is now on CRAN. It provides test cases for Address Sanitizers, and Undefined Behaviour Sanitizers. These are two recent features of both g++ and clang++, and described in the Checking Memory Access section of the Writing R Ex...

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Introducing RcppParallel: Getting R and C++ to work (some more) in parallel

July 16, 2014
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A common theme over the last few decades was that we could afford to simply sit back and let computer (hardware) engineers take care of increases in computing speed thanks to Moore's law. That same line of thought now frequently points out that we ar...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.320.0

July 12, 2014
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While I was out at the (immensely impressive and equally enjoyable) useR! 2014 conference at UCLA, Conrad provided a bug-fix release 4.320 of Armadillo, the nifty templated C++ library for linear algebra. I quickly rolled that into RcppArmadillo rel...

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Introducing pkgKitten: Creating R Packages that purr

June 13, 2014
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A new package pkgKitten is now on CRAN in its infant version 0.1.0. It does only one thing: create R packages that do not suck. Or at least not as much as those created by the (R default) function package.skeleton() which creates files which the v...

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Introducing RcppRedis

RcppRedis, another new package of mine, appeared on CRAN a few weeks ago just in time for our annual R/Finance conference. And as of today, we also have Windows binaries thanks to generous help from John Buonagurio who help building the required 32-...

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