RcppArmadillo 0.4.400.0

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After two pre-releases in the last few days,
Conrad finalised a new
Armadillo version 4.400 today.
I had kept up with the pre-releases, tested twice against all eighty (!!)
CRAN dependents of
RcppArmadillo
and have hence uploaded RcppArmadillo 0.4.400.0 to
CRAN and into
Debian.

This release brings a number of new upstream features which are detailed
below. As included is s bugfix for sparse matrix creation at the
RcppArmadillo
end which was found by the ASAN tests at CRAN
which are similar to the sanitizers
tests I recently blogged. I was able to develop and test the fix in the very
docker r-devel-san images
I had written about which was nice. Special thanks also to Ryan Curtin for help
with the fix.

Changes in RcppArmadillo version 0.4.400.0 (2014-08-19)

  • Upgraded to Armadillo release Version 4.400 (Winter Shark Alley)

    • added gmm_diag class for statistical modelling using Gaussian Mixture Models;
      includes multi-threaded implementation of k-means and Expectation-Maximisation for parameter estimation

    • added clamp() for clamping values to be between lower and upper limits

    • expanded batch insertion constructors for sparse matrices to add values at repeated locations

    • faster handling of subvectors by dot()

    • faster handling of aliasing by submatrix views

  • Corrected a bug (found by the g++ Address Sanitizer) in sparse
    matrix initialization where space for a sentinel was allocated, but
    the sentinel was not set; with extra thanks to Ryan Curtin for help

  • Added a few unit tests for sparse matrices

Courtesy of CRANberries, there
is also a diffstat report for the
most recent release.
As always, more detailed information is on the RcppArmadillo page.
Questions, comments etc should go to the
rcpp-devel mailing list
off the R-Forge page.

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