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Rcpp master class in New York last weekend

March 12, 2013
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On Saturday I had the opportunity to teach another one-day master class on Rcpp. The class had been organized by Jared Lander, and organized very well I might add. The weekend started with a slight disappointment. I had taken Friday off, and hoped t...

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RcppArmadillo 0.3.800.1

March 12, 2013
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Conrad released a first bug-fix release 3.800.1 of Armadillo earlier today. This has been wrapped up in release 0.3.800.1 of RcppArmadillo as usual. This release also contains a very nice function sample() (contributed by Christian Gunning) which p...

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RcppArmadillo 0.3.800.0

March 2, 2013
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A new Armadillo version 3.800.0 is now out. Conrad picked a new numbering scheme to coincide with the relicensing from LGPL to MPL 2.0. The new version 0.3.800.0 of the corresponding RcppArmadillo package (which still uses GPL 2 or later) is now on ...

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inline 0.3.11

February 27, 2013
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A maintenance release of inline is now on CRAN, and is being uploaded to Debian. The release fixes two minor bugs kindly reported by users. As the two previous releases appear to not have been announced here, their NEWS entries are included as well. ...

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Two papers about RcppEigen and RcppArmadillo published

February 23, 2013
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Two papers got published recently. The first one is Bates and Eddelbuettel (2013). It is titled Fast and Elegant Numerical Linear Algebra Using the RcppEigen Package, and provides a pretty thorough introduction to our RcppEigen package which uses Rcpp to provide access to the Eigen C++ template library from GNU R. The paper is out as Volume 50, Issue 5 at the (all...

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RcppArmadillo 0.3.6.3

February 20, 2013
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A new Armadillo version 3.6.3 came out this morning, and the corresponding RcppArmadillo version is now on CRAN. Changes are incremental: Changes in RcppArmadillo version 0.3.6.3 (2013-02-20) Upgraded to Armadillo release Version 3.6.3 ...

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New Rcpp master class scheduled for New York

February 18, 2013
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A new Rcpp master class is scheduled for March 9 in New York. The format will an updated version of the one-day workshops I have given at the University of Rochester in 2010, in San Franciso in 2011 (organised by Revolution Analytics) and at the UseR...

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RQuantLib 0.3.10

February 18, 2013
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A new minor release RQuantLib 0.3.10 is now on CRAN and in Debian. RQuantLib combines (some of) the quantitative analytics of QuantLib with the R statistical computing environment and language. The discount curve building code in QuantLib has s...

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digest 0.6.3

February 16, 2013
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digest version 0.6.3 is now on CRAN, and I'll upload the Debian package in a minute. This is a minor bug release regarding just the recently-added sha512 support. Turns out the wrong initial buffer size was used on the R side. Hannes fixed that with...

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A book about Rcpp

February 5, 2013
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Some little birds had already been whispering about it, but I didn't want to jinx it and told myself I would wait with an announcement until the booksellers have (at least) placeholder pages. And as I learned from Duncan Murdoch via email earlier toda...

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