Package Update Roundup: Dec 2009 – Jan 2010

February 9, 2010

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A special double edition of the Package Update Roundup this month! This is a list of new or updated packages that were released for R in December and January, as announced on the r-packages mailing list. To include other updates on this list, please email David Smith. For a complete list of all updates on CRAN, see the CRANberries archive for December 2009 and January 2010. Follow package name links for ratings and other information on

dcemriS4, a package for medical image analysis, has been released to update package dcemri.

Deducer, a cross-platform data analysis GUI, has been updated.

doMPI, a backend for the foreach package for parallel computing, has been updated

exact2x2, a package for exact conditional tests and confidence Intervals for 2×2 tables, was updated to allow optionally give an exact McNemar’s test together with odds ratio estimates and confidence intervals.

exactci, a new package that calculates exact tests and confidence intervals for binomial and Poisson tests, has been released.

ff and bit, two packages that help manage large datasets in R by mapping them to disk instead of storing them in memory, have been updated.

fortunes, a package delivering snippets of amusing R wisdom, has been updated (and now includes more than 250 fortunes!)

GGally, a package to draw plot matrices (like pairs does, but using ggplot2), was released.

ggplot2, the comprehensive high-level graphics system for R, has been updated adding several new features.

itertools, a new package of tools for manipulating iterators, has been released

mecdf, a package for multivariate ECDF based models, has been released.

micEcon, micEconAids, and miscTools, three packages for microeconomic analysis and microeconomic modelling have been released (these packages were previously combined into a single micEcon package)

mspath, a new package to fit multi-state path-dependent models in discrete time, has been released.

parcor, a new package of tools to estimate the matrix of partial correlations based on different regularized regression methods, has been released.

pgfSweave, a package that improves the process of including graphs in Sweave documents, has been released.

randomSurvivalForest, a package for ensemble survival analysis based on a random forest of trees, has been updated with new model controls.

randtoolbox, a package for random number generation and testing, has been updated with new features.

RobASt, a family of packages for robust asymptotic statistics, has been updated.

Rcpp, the package interfacing R with C++, has been updated to make integration between R and C++ even easier.

sp, a package that  provides class definitions for spatial data, and utilities for spatial data handling and manipulation, has been updated to improve performance.

sqldf, a package for accessing data in data frames using SQL, has been updated.

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: Revolutions. offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials on topics such as: Data science, Big Data, R jobs, visualization (ggplot2, Boxplots, maps, animation), programming (RStudio, Sweave, LaTeX, SQL, Eclipse, git, hadoop, Web Scraping) statistics (regression, PCA, time series, trading) and more...

If you got this far, why not subscribe for updates from the site? Choose your flavor: e-mail, twitter, RSS, or facebook...


Comments are closed.


Mango solutions

RStudio homepage

Zero Inflated Models and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with R

Dommino data lab

Quantide: statistical consulting and training



CRC R books series

Six Sigma Online Training

Contact us if you wish to help support R-bloggers, and place your banner here.

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)