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Hunspell 2.0: High-Performance Stemmer, Tokenizer, and Spell Checker for R

September 11, 2016
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Hunspell 2.0: High-Performance Stemmer, Tokenizer, and Spell Checker for R

A new version of the ropensci hunspell package has been released to CRAN. Hunspell is the spell checker library used by LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Mac OS-X, InDesign, Opera, RStudio and many others. It provides a system for tokenizing, stemming and spelling in almost any language or alphabet. The R package exposes both the high-level spell-checker...

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New in Magick 0.3

September 8, 2016
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New in Magick 0.3

A new version of the ropensci magick package has been released to CRAN. Magick is a package for Advanced Image-Processing in R. It wraps the ImageMagick STL which is perhaps the most comprehensive open-source image processing library available today. Our original announcement has more details. New features This new version now includes a beautiful vignette which gives an...

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jsonlite 0.9.22: distinguish between double and integer

June 14, 2016
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jsonlite 0.9.22: distinguish between double and integer

Today a new version of the jsonlite package was released to CRAN. This update includes a few internal enhancements and one new feature. Doubles vs integers The new always_decimal parameter forces formatting of doubles in decimal notation....

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OpenCPU release 1.6

May 19, 2016
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OpenCPU release 1.6

Following a few weeks of testing, OpenCPU 1.6 has been released. OpenCPU is a production-ready system for embedded statistical computing with R. It provides a neat API for remotely calling R functions over HTTP via e.g. JSON or Protocol Buffers. The OpenCPU server implementation is stable and has been thorougly...

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Faster arrays and matrices in jsonlite 0.9.20

May 10, 2016
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Faster arrays and matrices in jsonlite 0.9.20

Yesterday a new version of the jsonlite package was released to CRAN. This update includes no new features, it only introduces performance optimizations. Large Matrices The jsonlite package was already highly optimized for converting vect...

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Stemming and Spell Checking in R

March 20, 2016
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Stemming and Spell Checking in R

Last week we introduced the new hunspell R package. This week a new version was released which adds support for additional languages and text analysis features. Additional languages By default hunspell uses the US English dictionary en_US but the new version allows for checking and analyzing in other languages as well. The ?hunspell...

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Hunspell: Spell Checker and Text Parser for R

March 13, 2016
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Hunspell: Spell Checker and Text Parser for R

Hunspell is the spell checker library used in LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Mac OS X, InDesign, and a few more. Base R has some spell checking functionality via the aspell function which wraps the aspell or hunspell command line program on supported systems. The new hunspell R package on...

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OpenCPU Server Release 1.5.4

February 4, 2016
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OpenCPU Server Release 1.5.4

Version 1.5.4 of the OpenCPU server has been released to Launchpad (Ubuntu) and OBS (Fedora). This update does not introduce any changes to the OpenCPU API itself; it improves to the deb/rpm installation packages and upgrades the bundled opencpu system R package library. Installing and Updating Existing Ubuntu and Fedora serves...

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Commonmark: Super Fast Markdown Rendering in R

February 2, 2016
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Commonmark: Super Fast Markdown Rendering in R

A few months ago I first announced the commonmark R package. Since then there have been a few more releases… time for an update! What is CommonMark? Markdown is used in many places these days, however the original spec actually leaves some ambiguity which makes it difficult to optimize and leads to inconsistencies...

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New in V8: Calling R, from JavaScript, from R, from Javascript…

February 1, 2016
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New in V8: Calling R, from JavaScript, from R, from Javascript…

The V8 package provides an R interface to Google’s open source JavaScript engine. The package is completely self contained and requires no runtime dependencies, making it very easy to execute JavaScript code from R. A hand full of CRAN packages use V8 to provide R bindings to useful JavaScript libraries. Have a...

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