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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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rfoaas 0.1.1

January 11, 2015
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A brand new and shiny 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 f$#@ off. T...

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RcppClassic 0.9.6

January 10, 2015
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A maintenance release of RcppClassic, now at version 0.9.6, went out to CRAN today. This package provides a maintained version of the otherwise deprecated first Rcpp API; no new projects should use it. No changes were in user-facing code. The Makevar...

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random 0.2.3

January 8, 2015
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A new release of my random package for truly (hardware-based) random numbers as provided by random.org is now on CRAN. The main change is a switch to the curl() function from the eponymous package by Jeroen Ooms. This was caused by random.org now usi...

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RcppCNPy 0.2.4

January 6, 2015
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A new release of the RcppCNPy package is now on CRAN. This release mostly solidifies and fixes things. Support for saving integer objects, which was expanded in release 0.2.3, was not entirely correct. Operations on big-endian systems were not up to ...

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BH release 1.55.0-3

January 5, 2015
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Right on the heels of yesterday's BH release 1.55.0-2 bringing Boost Fusion, we now have release 1.55.0-3 bringing Boost Graph. To recap, BH is our CRAN package providing (a large part of the) Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use ...

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BH release 1.55.0-2

January 4, 2015
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A new release of BH, our package providing (a large part of the) Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R, is now on CRAN. This is a relatively minor change which expands the set of Boost libraries included in the package to Boos...

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