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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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littler 0.2.0

September 1, 2014
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littler 0.2.0

We are happy to announce a new release of littler. A few minor things have changes since the last release: A few new examples were added or updated, including use of the fabulous new docopt package by Edwin de Jonge which makes command-...

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BH release 1.54.0-4

August 29, 2014
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Another small new release of our BH package providing Boost headers for use by R is now on CRAN. This one brings a one-file change: the file any.hpp comprising the Boost.Any library --- as requested by a fellow package maintainer needing it for a pe...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.2.0

August 21, 2014
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A new upstream release of the Eigen C++ template library for linear algebra was released a few days ago. And Yixuan Qiu did some really nice work rolling this into a new RcppEigen released and then sent me a nice pull requent. The new version is now...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.400.0

August 19, 2014
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After two pre-releases in the last few days, Conrad finalised a new Armadillo version 4.400 today. I had kept up with the pre-releases, tested twice against all eighty (!!) CRAN dependents of RcppArmadillo and have hence uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.4....

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Rcpp now used by 250 CRAN packages

August 7, 2014
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Rcpp now used by 250 CRAN packages

Rcpp reached a nice round milestone yesterday: 250 packages on CRAN now depend on it ...

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BH release 1.54.0-3

August 4, 2014
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BH release 1.54.0-3

A new release of our BH package providing Boost headers for use by R is now on the CRAN mirrors. This release is the third based on Boost 1.54.0. At the request of the maintainer of the recent added RcppMLPACK package, it adds the Boost.Heap l...

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Introducing sanitizers 0.1.0

August 3, 2014
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A new package sanitizers is now on CRAN. It provides test cases for Address Sanitizers, and Undefined Behaviour Sanitizers. These are two recent features of both g++ and clang++, and described in the Checking Memory Access section of the Writing R Ex...

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Introducing RcppParallel: Getting R and C++ to work (some more) in parallel

July 16, 2014
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A common theme over the last few decades was that we could afford to simply sit back and let computer (hardware) engineers take care of increases in computing speed thanks to Moore's law. That same line of thought now frequently points out that we ar...

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