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anytime 0.1.0: New features, some fixes

November 7, 2016
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A new release of anytime is now on CRAN following the four releases in September and October. anytime aims to convert anything in integer, numeric, character, factor, ordered, ... format to POSIXct (or Date) objects -- and does so without requiring a format string. See the anytime page for a few examples. Release 0.1.0 adds several new...

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gettz 0.0.3

November 7, 2016
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A minor release 0.0.3 of gettz arrived on CRAN two days ago. gettz provides a possible fallback in situations where Sys.timezone() fails to determine the system timezone. That can happen when e.g. the file /etc/localtime somehow is not a link into th...

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RProtoBuf 0.4.7: Mostly harmless

October 29, 2016
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CRAN requested a release updating any URLs for Omegahat to the (actually working) omegahat.net URL. The RProtoBuf package had this in one code comment (errr...) and on bibfile entry. Oh well -- so that caused this 0.4.7 release which arrived on CRAN today. It contains the requested change, and pretty much nothing else. RProtoBuf provides...

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drat 0.1.2: Mostly harmless

October 29, 2016
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CRAN requested a release updating any URLs for Omegahat to the (actually working) omegahat.net URL. So that caused this 0.1.2 release which arrived on CRAN yesterday. It contains the requested change along with one or two other mostly minor changes w...

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Rblpapi 0.3.5

October 25, 2016
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A new release of Rblpapi is now on CRAN. Rblpapi provides a direct interface between R and the Bloomberg Terminal via the C++ API provided by Bloomberg Labs (but note that a valid Bloomberg license and installation is required). This is the sixth rel...

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RcppArmadillo 0.7.500.0.0

October 22, 2016
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RcppArmadillo 0.7.500.0.0

A few days ago, Conrad released Armadillo 7.500.0. The corresponding RcppArmadillo release 0.7.500.0.0 is now on CRAN (and will get into Debian shortly). Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a...

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anytime 0.0.4: New features and fixes

October 20, 2016
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A brand-new release of anytime is now on CRAN following the three earlier releases since mid-September. anytime aims to convert anything in integer, numeric, character, factor, ordered, ... format to POSIXct (or Date) objects -- and does so without requiring a format string. See the anytime page for a few examples. With release 0.0.4, we add...

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gettz 0.0.2

October 17, 2016
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Release 0.0.2 of gettz is now on CRAN. gettz provides a possible fallback in situations where Sys.timezone() fails to determine the system timezone. That can happen when e.g. the file /etc/localtime somehow is not a link into the corresponding file w...

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Rcpp now used by 800 CRAN packages

October 16, 2016
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Rcpp now used by 800 CRAN packages

A moment ago, Rcpp hit another milestone: 800 packages on CRAN now depend on it (as measured by Depends, Imports and LinkingTo declarations). The graph is on the left depicts the growth of Rcpp usage over time. The easiest way to compute this is to ...

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tint 0.0.3: Tint Is Not Tufte

October 15, 2016
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tint 0.0.3: Tint Is Not Tufte

The tint package, whose name stands for Tint Is Not Tufte , on CRAN offers a fresh take on the excellent Tufte-style for html and pdf presentations. It marks a milestone for me: I finally have a repository with more "stars" than commits. Gotta keep an eye on the big prize... Kidding aside, and as a little teaser,...

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