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BH release 1.55.0-1

December 22, 2014
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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. There are two changes. First, we upgraded to Boost 1.55. While Boost 1.57 is now current, I am playing it ...

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If only there was a Romeo somewhere …

December 21, 2014
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Attention: rant coming. You have been warned, and may want to tune out now. So the top of my Twitter timeline just had a re-tweet posting to this marvel on the state of Julia. I should have known better than to glance at it as it comes from someone providing (as per the side-bar) Thought leadership in Big Data,...

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digest 0.6.7

December 20, 2014
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Release 0.6.7 of digest package is now on CRAN and in Debian. Jim Hester was at it again and added murmurHash. I cleaned up several sets of pedantic warnings in some of the source files, updated the test reference out, and that forms version 0.6.7. C...

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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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