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And yet another small maintenance release, now at version 0.6.15, of the digest package arrived on CRAN and in Debian today.
digest creates hash digests of arbitrary R objects (using the ‘md5’, ‘sha-1’, ‘sha-256’, ‘sha-512’, ‘crc32’, ‘xxhash32’, ‘xxhash64’ and ‘murmur32’ algorithms) permitting easy comparison of R language objects.
Just like release 0.6.13 in December, and release 0.6.14 two weeks ago, this release accomodates a request by R Core. This time it was Kurt who improved POSIXlt extraction yesterday which required a one-line change to
sha1() summaries—which he kindly sent along. We also already had a change by Thierry who had generalized
sha1() to accept a new argument allowing sha256 and sha512 summaries to be created.
CRANberries provides the usual summary of changes to the previous version.
For questions or comments use the issue tracker off the GitHub repo.
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