Rcpp 0.10.6

October 29, 2013

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

A new maintenance release 0.10.6 of
Rcpp is now
on the CRAN network for
binaries for Debian have been uploaded
as well.

This version ties up a number of smaller loose ends, but also adds a few new
things, particularly John’s new exposeClass. Details are as
usual in the NEWS extract below, and also
in the ChangeLog file in the package and on the
Rcpp Changelog page.

Changes in Rcpp version 0.10.6 (2013-10-27)

  • Changes in Rcpp API:

    • The function exposeClass takes a description of the
      constructors, fields and methods to be exposed from a C++
      class, and writes C++ and R files in the package. Inherited
      classes can be dealt with, but require data type information.
      This approach avoids hand-coding module files.

    • Two missing is<>() templates for
      CharacterVector and CharacterMatrix have been added,
      and some tests for is_na() and is_finite() have been
      corrected thanks to Thomas Tse.

  • Changes in R code:

    • Export linking helper function LdFlags as well as

    • Function Rcpp.package.skeleton() no longer passes a
      namespace argument on to package.skeleton()

  • Changes in R setup:

    • Raise requirement for R itself to be version 3.0.0 or later
      as needed by the vignette processing

  • Changes in Rcpp attributes:

    • sourceCpp now correctly binds to Rtools 3.0 and 3.1

Thanks to
CRANberries, you can also look at a
diff to the previous release 0.10.5.
As always, even fuller details are on the
Rcpp Changelog page and the
Rcpp page which also
leads to the downloads, the
browseable doxygen docs
and zip files of doxygen output for the standard formats.
A local directory has source and documentation too.
Questions, comments etc 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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