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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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R and Docker

September 25, 2014
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R and Docker

Earlier this evening I gave a short talk about R and Docker at the September Meetup of the Docker Chicago group. Thanks to Karl Grzeszczak for setting the meeting, and for providing a pretty thorough intro talk regarding CoreOS and Docker. My slides...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.450.1.0

September 22, 2014
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Continuing with his standard pace of approximately one new version per month, Conrad released a new minor release of Armadillo a few days ago. As before, I had created a GitHub-only pre-release which was tested against all eighty-seven (!!) CRAN dependents of our RcppArmadillo package and then uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.4.450.0 to CRAN. The CRAN...

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pkgKitten 0.1.2: Still creating R Packages that purr

September 11, 2014
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A brown bag release 0.1.2 of pkgKitten is now on CRAN, following yesterday's 0.1.1 upload Next time I'll try to remember that when I have parameters name and path, it won't work so well to call them as path and name ... Changes in version 0.1.2 (20...

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pkgKitten 0.1.1: Still creating R Packages that purr

September 10, 2014
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A maintenance release 0.1.1 of pkgKitten is now on CRAN. It has only one small change: the function playWithPerPackageHelpPage() was factored out of the main function kitten() as I happened to be needing something just like playWithPerPackageHelpPage...

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littler is faster at doing nothing!

September 2, 2014
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With yesterday's announcement of littler 0.2.0, I kept thinking about a few not-so-frequently-asked but recurring questions about littler. And an obvious one if of course the relationship to Rscript. As we have pointed out before, littler preceded Rscript. Now, with Rscript being present in every R installation, it is of course by now more widely known. But there...

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