# digest 0.5.1

September 21, 2011
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(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A new version of the digest package (which generates hash function summaries for arbitrary (and possibly nested) R objects using any of the standard md5, sha-1, sha-256 or crc32 algorithms) is now on CRAN.

Bryan Lewis, who is doing very stuff with websockets and Html5 as he demoed last week the Chicago R User Group meeting, needed raw support and was kind enough to send a patch. After some more testing, this change set is now in the new version which went onto CRAN earlier today.

CRANberries provides the usual summary of changes to version 0.5.0.

As usual, our package is available via the R-Forge page leading to svn and tarball access, my digest page and the local directory here.