In a recent email
to the Rcpp
lists, Doug Bates announced that was turning away from R
and hence also RcppEigen
for which he
had been both the primary author and maintainer.
This is huge loss for the R community. I have known Doug since the 1990s. He
has been a fairly central figure around R during all those years in which I
got more and more involved with R. I have learned a lot from him, and enjoyed
the work together---initially on the Debian R package (which I took over from
him), and all the way to joint work on Rcpp
including our JSS paper
I am certain to miss him around R.
Now, in order to keep RcppEigen
within CRAN and the R ecosystem, I have offered to maintain it. A first new upload is now on CRAN
(and I also uploaded it to Debian
where I started to maintain it too
as a depedency for lme4
I have also started to make a few minor changes such as tightening
a little, and editing a few descriptive files. Details are in the Github repo
Questions, comments etc about RcppEigen should go to the rcpp-devel mailing list
off the R-Forge page
This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog.
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