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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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anytime 0.0.3: Extension and fixes

October 14, 2016
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anytime arrived on CRAN with releases 0.0.1 and 0.0.2 about a month ago. anytime aims to convert anything in integer, numeric, character, factor, ordered, ... format to POSIXct (or Date) objects. Release 0.0.3 brings a bugfix for Windows (where for d...

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Seinfeld streak at GitHub: Round Three

October 12, 2016
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Seinfeld streak at GitHub: Round Three

Two years ago in this post I reference the Seinfeld Streak used in an even earlier post of regular updates to to the Rcpp Gallery: This is sometimes called Jerry Seinfeld's secret to productivity: Just keep at it. Don't break the streak. and showed the this first chart of GitHub streaking github activity october 2013 to october...</p><p><a href=Read more »

tint 0.0.2: Tint Is Not Tufte

October 7, 2016
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tint 0.0.2: Tint Is Not Tufte

The tint package is now on CRAN. Its name stands for Tint Is Not Tufte and it offers a fresh take on the excellent Tufte-style html (and now also pdf) presentations. As a little teaser, here is what the html variant looks like: and the full under...

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RcppGSL 0.3.1

October 4, 2016
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A new version of RcppGSL in now on CRAN and in Debian. The RcppGSL package provides an interface from R to the GNU GSL using our Rcpp package. This release is one that entirely focused on maintenance. CRAN asked us to change on aspect relative to vig...

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