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stringdist 0.9.6 on CRAN: new features

July 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

stringdist version 0.9.6 arrived on CRAN on 16 july 2020. This release brings a few new features. Fuzzy text search Search text for approximate matches of a search string using any stringdist distance. There are several functions that allow you … Continue reading →
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gower 1.2.2 is on CRAN

June 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

R package gower was accepted on CRAN on 23 june 2020. This release fixes an edge case, affecting cases with a small number of records and a large number of threads. Thanks to Max Austin for kindly reporting the issue. … Continue reading →
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tinytest 1.2.2 is on CRAN

June 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

The tinytest package was accepted on CRAN at 18 june. This release improves the build_install_test() function with two extra arguments that were previously missing, as reported by Patrick Breheny. Meanwhile, usage of the package continues to grow steadily. At time … Continue reading →
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tinytest 1.2.0 is on CRAN

May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

tinytest is a relatively new, light-weight (no-dependency) but full-featured unit testing framework for R. It is currently used by 60+ packages, including the famous Rcpp package. The latest version of tinytest was accepted by CRAN on 5 May 2020. This … Continue reading →
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validate 0.9.3 is on CRAN

December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

CRAN just accepted the latest version of our R package validate. The validate package provides an infrastructure to perform any data quality check in a flexible and extensible way. This is a minor update with the following new features: New … Continue reading → [Read more...]

lintools 0.1.3 is on CRAN

December 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Version 0.1.3 of the lintools package was accepted on CRAN today. This version brings a few internal improvements and switches the testing suite to the tinytest test infrastructure. lintools is provides basic manipulations of linear systems of equalities and inequalities … Continue reading →
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Make your package spherical

May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Larger packages typically consist of functions that are visible to the users (exported functions) and functions that are used by the exported functions, but that are invisible to the user. For example: # exported, user-visible function inch2cm
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Checking reverse dependencies: the tiny way

April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

The tools package that comes with base R makes checking reverse dependencies super easy. Build your package tarball (the pkg_x.y.z.tar.gz file). R CMD build /your/package/location It is a good idea to make sure that the tarball is in a dedicated … Continue reading →
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gower 0.2.0 is on CRAN

March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

A new version of R package gower has just been released on CRAN. Thanks to our new contributor David Turner who was kind enough to provide a pull request, gower now also computes weighted gower distances. From the NEWS file: … Continue reading →
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Add a static pdf vignette to an R package

January 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Most vignettes are built when a package is built, but there are occasions where you just want to include a pdf. For example when you want to include a paper. Of course there is a package supporting this, but in … Continue reading →
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The program for uRos2018 is online

August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The uRos2018 conference is aimed at professionals and academics who are involved in producing or consuming official (government) statistics. We are happy to announce that we recently posted the full program of the 6th international conference on the use of … Continue reading → [Read more...]

stringdist 0.9.5.0: now with C API

June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Version 0.9.5.0 of stringdist is accepted on CRAN (binaries for non-linux OSs will be available in a few days). The main new feature, with a huge thanks to our awesome new contributor Chris Muir, is that we made it easy … Continue reading →
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The use of R in official statistics conference 2018

May 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

On September 12-14 the 6th international conference on the use of R in official statistics (#uRos2018) will take place at the Dutch National Statistical Office in Den Haag, the Netherlands. The conference is aimed at producers and users of official … Continue reading → [Read more...]

Track changes in data with the lumberjack %>>%

June 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

So you are using this pipeline to have data treated by different functions in R. For example, you may be imputing some missing values using the simputation package. Let us first load the only realistic dataset in R __ data(retailers, … Continue reading →
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Announcing the simputation package: make imputation simple

September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

I am happy to announce that my simputation package has appeared on CRAN this weekend. This package aims to simplify missing value imputation. In particular it offers standardized interfaces that make it easy to define both imputation method and imputation … Continue reading → [Read more...]

stringdist 0.9.4.2 released

September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

stringdist 0.9.4.2 was accepted on CRAN at the end of last week. This release just fixes a few bugs affecting the stringdistmatrix function, when called with a single argument. From the NEWS file: bugfix in stringdistmatrix(a): value of p, for … Continue reading →
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validate version 1.5 is out

June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new version of the validate package for data validation was just accepted on CRAN and will be available on all mirrors in a few days. The most important addition is that you can now reference the data set as … Continue reading → [Read more...]
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