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BH release 1.54.0-5

November 10, 2014
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A new release of BH, our package providing Boost headers for use by R is now on CRAN. This release was triggered via a request by Ben Goodrich as noted below who asked for Boost Circular Buffer which RStan uses. No other changes were made. Changes ...

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RcppRedis 0.1.2

November 6, 2014
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A new release of RcppRedis is now on CRAN. It contains additional commands for hashes and sets, all contributed by John Laing and Whit Armstrong. Changes in version 0.1.2 (2014-11-06) New commands execv, hset, hget, sadd, srem, and smembers...

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A Software Carpentry workshop at Northwestern

November 5, 2014
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On Friday October 31, 2014, and Saturday November 1, 2014, around thirty-five graduate students and faculty members attended a Software Carpentry workshop. Attendees came primarily from the Economics department and the Kellogg School of Management, w...

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RPushbullet 0.1.1

November 5, 2014
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A minor bugfix release 0.1.1 of the RPushbullet package (interfacing the neat Pushbullet service) landed on CRAN yesterday morning. It cleans up a small issue related to the ability to transfer files between devices via the Pushbullet service where the ability to select a (non-default) target device has now been restored. With that, allow me to borrow...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.500.0

November 2, 2014
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A few days ago, Conrad provided another minor release of Armadillo. Once again, I had created a GitHub-only pre-release of his pre-release which was tested against (then) all ninety (!!) CRAN dependents of our RcppArmadillo package, providing a further test for Conrad's code and uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.4.500.0 to CRAN and Debian once his...

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Introducing Rocker: Docker for R

October 23, 2014
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You only know two things about Docker. First, it uses Linuxcontainers. Second, the Internet won't shut up about it. -- attributed to Solomon Hykes, Docker CEO So what is Docker? Docker is a relatively new open source application and service, which is seeing interest across a number of areas. It uses recent Linux kernel features (containers, namespaces) to shield processes....

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littler 0.2.1

October 19, 2014
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littler 0.2.1

A new maintenance release of littler is available now. The main change are a few updates and extensions to the examples provided along with littler. Several of those continue to make use of the wonderful docopt package by Edwin de Jonge. Carl Boetti...

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Seinfeld streak at GitHub

October 12, 2014
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Seinfeld streak at GitHub

Early last year, I referred to a Seinfeld Streak in a blog post referring to almost two months of updates to the Rcpp Gallery. This is sometimes called Jerry Seinfeld's secret to productivity: Just keep at it. Don't break the streak. I now have different streak: Now we'll see how...

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RPushbullet 0.1.0 with a lot more awesome

October 10, 2014
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A new release 0.1.0 of the RPushbullet package (interfacing the neat Pushbullet service) landed on CRAN today. It brings a number of goodies relative to the first release 0.0.2 of a few months ago: pushing of files is now supported thanks to a nice ...

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Rcpp 0.11.3

September 29, 2014
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A new release 0.11.3 of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R, and an updated Debian package has been uploaded too. Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C++ code. As of today, 273 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making...

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