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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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RcppArmadillo 0.4.320.0

July 12, 2014
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While I was out at the (immensely impressive and equally enjoyable) useR! 2014 conference at UCLA, Conrad provided a bug-fix release 4.320 of Armadillo, the nifty templated C++ library for linear algebra. I quickly rolled that into RcppArmadillo rel...

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Introducing pkgKitten: Creating R Packages that purr

June 13, 2014
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A new package pkgKitten is now on CRAN in its infant version 0.1.0. It does only one thing: create R packages that do not suck. Or at least not as much as those created by the (R default) function package.skeleton() which creates files which the v...

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Introducing RcppRedis

RcppRedis, another new package of mine, appeared on CRAN a few weeks ago just in time for our annual R/Finance conference. And as of today, we also have Windows binaries thanks to generous help from John Buonagurio who help building the required 32-...

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Rcpp 0.11.2

A new minor release 0.11.2 of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R, and binaries for Debian have also been uploaded. The release smoothes a few edges on both the Rcpp side itself, as well as on the interaction between Rcpp and R which since...

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RcppArmadillo 0.4.300.8.0

A new minor / bug fix release 4.300.8 of Armadillo, the templated C++ library for linear algebra, was tagged by Conrad in his SVN repo a few days ago, following earlier snapshots in the 4.300.* series. We had prepared two earlier releases for GitHub...

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Introducing RPushbullet

A new package of mine appeared on CRAN today: RPushbullet. A few days ago, I had tweeted about a first version available via its GitHub repo. The package is now on CRAN which will make it easier to install for many. You still need an API key (free,...

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RcppGSL 0.2.1 and 0.2.2

A few days ago, version 0.2.1 of RcppGSL---our interface package between R and the GNU GSL using our Rcpp package for seamless R and C++ integration---appeared on CRAN making it the first release in some time. And it turned that this version tickle...

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Updated list of upcoming Rcpp talks and workshops

This is an updated version of an earlier post in March. A number of talks about Rcpp are scheduled over the next couple of months: On Wednesday May 14 I will be speaking at the Chicago R Users Group meeting charmingly titled Warm Up for R...

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