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RQuantLib 0.4.8: Small updates

March 17, 2019
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A new version 0.4.8 of RQuantLib reached CRAN and Debian. This release was triggered by a CRAN request for an update to the configure.ac script which was easy enough (and which, as it happens, did not result in changes in the configure script produce...

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Rcpp 1.0.1: Updates

March 17, 2019
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Following up on the 10th anniversary and the 1.0.0. release, we excited to share the news of the first update release 1.0.1 of Rcpp. package turned ten on Monday—and we used to opportunity to mark the current version as 1.0.0! It arrived at CRAN ov...

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littler 0.3.7: Small tweaks

March 15, 2019
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littler 0.3.7: Small tweaks

The eight release of littler as a CRAN package is now available, following in the thirteen-ish year history as a package started by Jeff in 2006, and joined by me a few weeks later. littler is the first command-line interface for R and predates Rscript. And it is (in my very biased eyes) better as it allows for piping as...

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#20: Dependencies. Now with badges!

March 14, 2019
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#20: Dependencies. Now with badges!

Welcome to post number twenty in the randomly redundant R rant series of posts, or R4 for short. It has been a little quiet since the previous post last June as we’ve been busy with other things but a few posts (or ideas at least) are queued. Depen...

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RcppArmadillo 0.9.200.7.1

March 8, 2019
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RcppArmadillo 0.9.200.7.1

A minor RcppArmadillo bugfix release arrived on CRAN today. This version 0.9.200.7.1 has two local changes. R 3.6.0 will bring a change in sample() (to correct a subtle bug for large samples) meaning many tests will fail, so in one unit test file we reset the generator to the old behaviour to ensure we match the (old) test expectation....

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RInside 0.2.15

March 6, 2019
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A new release 0.2.15 of RInside arrived on CRAN and in Debian today. This marks the first release in almost two years, and it brings some build enhancements. RInside provides a set of convenience classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications and programs, using the classes and functions provided by Rcpp. RInside is stressing the CRAN system...

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RcppStreams 0.1.3: Keeping CRAN happy

February 25, 2019
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RcppStreams 0.1.3: Keeping CRAN happy

Not unlike the Rblpapi release on Thursday and the RVowpalWabbit release on Friday (both of which dealt with the upcoming staged install), we now have another CRAN-requested maintenance release. This time it is RcppStreams which got onto CRAN as of ...

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RVowpalWabbit 0.0.13: Keeping CRAN happy

February 22, 2019
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Another small RVowpalWabbit package update brings us version 0.0.13. And just like Rblpapi yesterday, we have a new RVowpalWabbit update to cope with staged installs which will be a new feature of R 3.6.0. No other changes were made No new code or fe...

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Rblpapi 0.3.8: Keeping CRAN happy

February 21, 2019
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A minimal maintenance release of Rblpapi, now at version 0.3.9, arrived on CRAN earlier today. Rblpapi provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg (but note that a valid Bloomberg license and...

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littler 0.3.6: Two neat enhancements

January 26, 2019
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littler 0.3.6: Two neat enhancements

The seventh release of littler as a CRAN package is now available, following in the now more than twelve-year history as a package started by Jeff in 2006, and joined by me a few weeks later. littler is the first command-line interface for R and predates Rscript. And it is (in my very biased eyes) better as it allows for...

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