Some R Package Updates

February 18, 2011
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(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Packages for R are being added and updated so frequently now that it's tough to keep up with them all (the @CRANberriesFeed Twitter feed helps, though). But here are a couple of recent package updates that caught my eye:

  • The Rcpp package for seamless integration between R and C++ has been updated. While most of the changes are under the hood, new users will appreciate the updated FAQ and Quick Reference Guide
  • The powerful data-wrangling packages reshape2 and plyr have had several updates recently. 
  • The rms package of regression tools has been updated with new capabilities for Cox regression.
  • The formatR package has been updated with a new function to reformat R source code for easier reading.

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