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A pure maintenance release 0.1.3 of the RcppDE package arrived on CRAN yesterday. RcppDE is a “port” of DEoptim, a popular package for derivative-free optimisation using differential optimization, to C++. By using RcppArmadillo, the code becomes a lot shorter and more legible.
This version simply fixes a typo in the vignette metadata noticed by Kurt, and updates the package in a few other spots to update it to current CRAN Repository Policy standards.
Courtesy of CRANberries, there is also a diffstat report for the most recent release.
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