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microbenchmark_1.4-7 on CRAN

October 10, 2019
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I pushed an updated microbenchmark to CRAN a couple weeks ago. There were two noteworthy changes, thanks to great contributions from @MichaelChirico and @harvey131.Michael fixed a bug in the check for whether the unit argument was a character string (#9, #10). The prior behavior was an uninformative error.Harvey added a feature to allow you to use a string for common checks:...

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quantmod_0.4-14 on CRAN

March 25, 2019
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I just pushed a new release of quantmod to CRAN! I'm most excited about the update to getSymbols() so it doesn't throw an error and stop processing if there's a problem with one ticker symbol. Now getSymbols() will import all the data it can, and provide an informative error message for any ticker symbols it could not import.Another cool feature is that getQuote() can now import quotes...

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quantmod_0.4-14 on CRAN

March 25, 2019
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I just pushed a new release of quantmod to CRAN! I'm most excited about the update to getSymbols() so it doesn't throw an error and stop processing if there's a problem with one ticker symbol. Now getSymbols() will import all the data it can, and provide an informative error message for any ticker symbols it could not import.Another cool feature is that getQuote() can now import quotes...

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xts 0.11-2 on CRAN

November 6, 2018
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xts version 0.11-2 was published to CRAN yesterday. xts provides data structure and functions to work with time-indexed data.  This is a bug-fix release, with notable changes below: The xts method for shift.time() is now registered. Thanks to Philippe Verspeelt for the report and PR (#268, #273). An if-statement in the xts constructor will no longer try to...

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xts 0.11-2 on CRAN

November 6, 2018
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xts version 0.11-2 was published to CRAN yesterday. xts provides data structure and functions to work with time-indexed data.  This is a bug-fix release, with notable changes below: The xts method for shift.time() is now registered. Thanks to Philippe Verspeelt for the report and PR (#268, #273). An if-statement in the xts constructor will no longer try to...

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xts 0.11-1 on CRAN

September 12, 2018
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xts version 0.11-1 was published to CRAN this morning. xts provides data structure and functions to work with time-indexed data.  This release contains some awesome features that will transparently make your xts code even faster! There's a new window.xts() method, thanks to Corwin Joy (#100, #240). Corwin also refactored and improved the performance of the binary search algorithm used to...

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xts 0.11-1 on CRAN

September 12, 2018
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xts version 0.11-1 was published to CRAN this morning. xts provides data structure and functions to work with time-indexed data.  This release contains some awesome features that will transparently make your xts code even faster! There's a new window.xts() method, thanks to Corwin Joy (#100, #240). Corwin also refactored and improved the performance of the binary search algorithm used to...

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R/Finance 2018 Registration

April 20, 2018
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This year marks the 10th anniversary of the R/Finance Conference!  As in prior years, we expect more than 250 attendees from around the world. R users from industry, academia, and government will joining 50+ presenters covering all areas of f...

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Goodbye Google, Hello Tiingo!

April 13, 2018
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First, the bad news:Google Finance no longer provides data for historical prices or financial statements, so we say goodbye to getSymbols.google() and getFinancials.google(). (#221)  They are now defunct as of quantmod 0.4-13.Now, the good news:Th...

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xts 0.10-2 on CRAN

March 19, 2018
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This xts release contains mostly bugfixes, but there are a few noteworthy features. Some of these features were added in version 0.10-1, but I forgot to blog about it. Anyway, in no particular order: endpoints() gained sub-second accuracy on Windows (#202)! na.locf.xts() now honors 'x' and 'xout' arguments by dispatching to the next method (#215). Thanks to Morten Grum for the report. na.locf.xts()...

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