Rcmdr version 2.0-0 now on CRAN

August 23, 2013
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Guest post by John Fox (based on his announcement in the mailing list)

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Dear R-help list members,

Version 2.0-0 of the Rcmdr package is now on CRAN and should appear presently on the various CRAN mirrors. As its number implies, this version represents a milestone in the development of the package, which first appeared on CRAN more than 10 years ago. The transition to version 2.0-0 reflects both substantial upgrades to the Rcmdr interface in the new release (see the release notes below) as well as accumulated changes in recent versions. Of particular note beyond the interface improvements is the integration of HTML and PDF report generation via the knitr and markdown packages.

>From the package NEWS file:

Changes to Version 2.0-0

o New package co-author: Milan Bouchet-Valet.

o Many changes to style of dialogs: tabs, Reset button, Apply button, small interface improvements.

o Support for R Markdown, with script and Rmd tabs.

o Expanded Options dialog and new Save Options dialog.

o Better handling of default fonts.

o Improved probability plots.

o Introduced plotDistr(), lineplot(), indexplot() convenience functions.

o New nonparametric density estimate dialog.

o Use automatic point identification as default in plot dialogs.

o Calls to deprecated functions .find.package() and .path.package() replaced by find.package() and path.package() (suggestion of Brian Ripley).

o Partial correlations now optionally report pairwise p-values (suggestion of Aaron Swink).

o Removed Sciviews support code.

o Small fixes.

o Updated translations (with thanks to the translators): Italian (Stefano Calza), Korean (Jong-Hwa Shin), Romanian (Adrian Dusa), Russian (Alexey Shipunov), Spanish (Manuel Munoz-Marquez).

o Show menu item for English introductory manual even if a “translation” is available (suggestion of Manuel Munoz-Marquez).

As usual, please report bugs or problems to [email protected]. Comments and suggestions are also appreciated.

Best,
John and Milan



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