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A new release of BH, our package providing (a large part of the) Boost C++ libraries as a set of template headers for use by R, is now on CRAN.

There are two changes. First, we upgraded to Boost 1.55. While Boost 1.57 is now current, I am playing it somewhat safe and conservative here by relying on what is the current version in Debian (and Ubuntu). I even started from the Debian tarball. This ensures we include nothing not in accordance with the Debian Free Software Guidelines (as they are a good proxy for what is acceptable to CRAN). The second change was the addition of Boost.Geometry as requested in issue ticket 5.

This may be a good time to recall that best way to get in touch for desired additions in BH are the mailing list or the issue tracker at the GitHub repo.

A brief summary of changes from the NEWS file (which we failed to update for the release; the text below is however now in the repo):

Changes in version 1.55.0-1 (2014-12-21)

Courtesy of CRANberries, there is also a (very long!) diffstat report for the most recent release.

Comments and suggestions are welcome via the mailing list or the issue tracker at the GitHubGitHub repo.

This post by Dirk Eddelbuettel originated on his Thinking inside the box blog. Please report excessive re-aggregation in third-party for-profit settings.