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nanotime 0.2.2

July 18, 2018
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A new maintenance release of the nanotime package for working with nanosecond timestamps just arrived on CRAN. nanotime uses the RcppCCTZ package for (efficient) high(er) resolution time parsing and formatting up to nanosecond resolution, and the bit64 package for the actual integer64 arithmetic. Initially implemented using the S3 system, it now uses a more rigorous S4-based approach thanks to a...

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pinp 0.0.6: Two new options

July 17, 2018
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pinp 0.0.6: Two new options

A small feature release of our pinp package for snazzier one or two column vignettes get onto CRAN a little earlier. It offers two new options. Saghir Bashir addressed a longer-standing help needed! issue and contributed code to select papersize opti...

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RcppClassic 0.9.11

July 15, 2018
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A new maintenance release, now at version 0.9.11, of the RcppClassic package arrived earlier today on CRAN. This package provides a maintained version of the otherwise deprecated initial Rcpp API which no new projects should use as the normal Rcpp AP...

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anytime 0.3.1

A new minor release of the anytime package is now on CRAN. This is the twelveth release, and the first in a little over a year as the package has stabilized. anytime is a very focused package aiming to do just one thing really well: to convert anything in integer, numeric, character, factor, ordered, … format to either POSIXct or...

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nanotime 0.2.1

A new minor version of the nanotime package for working with nanosecond timestamps just arrived on CRAN. nanotime uses the RcppCCTZ package for (efficient) high(er) resolution time parsing and formatting up to nanosecond resolution, and the bit64 pac...

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RcppArmadillo 0.8.600.0.0

June 29, 2018
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RcppArmadillo 0.8.600.0.0

A new RcppArmadillo release 0.8.600.0.0, based on the new Armadillo release 8.600.0 from this week, just arrived on CRAN. It follows our (and Conrad’s) bi-monthly release schedule. We have made interim and release candidate versions available via the GitHub repo (and as usual thoroughly tested them) but this is the real release cycle. A matching Debian release will be prepared...

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#19: Intel MKL in Debian / Ubuntu follow-up

June 24, 2018
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Welcome to the (very brief) nineteenth post in the ruefully recalcitrant R reflections series of posts, or R4 for short. About two months ago, in the most recent post in the series, #18, we provided a short tutorial about how to add the Intel Math Kernel Library to a Debian or Ubuntu system thanks to the wonderful apt tool --...

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R 3.5.0 on Debian and Ubuntu: An Update

June 11, 2018
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Overview R 3.5.0 was released a few weeks ago. As it changes some (important) internals, packages installed with a previous version of R have to be rebuilt. This was known and expected, and we took several measured steps to get R binaries to everybody without breakage. The question of but how do I upgrade without breaking my system was asked a...

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RcppZiggurat 0.1.5

June 10, 2018
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RcppZiggurat 0.1.5

A maintenance release 0.1.5 of RcppZiggurat is now on the CRAN network for R. The RcppZiggurat package updates the code for the Ziggurat generator which provides very fast draws from a Normal distribution. The package provides a simple C++ wrapper class for the generator improving on the very basic macros, and permits comparison among several existing Ziggurat implementations. This can...

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RcppGSL 0.3.6

June 10, 2018
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A maintenance update 0.3.6 of RcppGSL is now on CRAN. The RcppGSL package provides an interface from R to the GNU GSL using the Rcpp package. Per a request from CRAN, we changed the vignette to accomodate pandoc 2.* just as we did with the most recen...

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