Articles by Thinking inside the box

RcppArmadillo 0.9.870.2.0

April 27, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use with a syntax deliberately close to a Matlab. RcppArmadillo integrates this library with the R environment and... [Read more...]

#26: Upgrading to R 4.0.0

April 26, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

Welcome to the 26th post in the rationally regularized R revelations series, or R4 for short. R 4.0.0 was released two days ago, and a casual glance at some social media conversations appears to suggest quite some confusion, almost certainly some mis... [Read more...]

prrd 0.0.3: More improvements

April 19, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

Back in early 2018, the prrd package was introduced as release 0.0.1, uploaded to CRAN, and updated once as release 0.0.2. I have used it extensively for every CRAN release of Rcpp, RcppArmadillo, RcppEigen, BH, and possibly others. The idea of prrd ...
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RcppArmadillo 0.9.860.2.0

April 14, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use with a syntax deliberately close to a Matlab. RcppArmadillo integrates this library with the R environment and... [Read more...]

gettz 0.0.4

April 14, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

A minor routine update 0.0.4 of gettz arrived on CRAN overnight. gettz provides a possible fallback in situations where Sys.timezone() fails to determine the system timezone. That happened when e.g. the file /etc/localtime somehow is not a link into ... [Read more...]

RProtoBuf 0.4.17: Robustified

March 28, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

A new release 0.4.17 of RProtoBuf is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides R with bindings for the Google Protocol Buffers (“ProtoBuf”) data encoding and serialization library used and released by Google, and deployed very widely in numerous projects a... [Read more...]

RProtoBuf 0.4.16: Now with JSON

March 19, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

A new release 0.4.16 of RProtoBuf is now on CRAN. RProtoBuf provides R with bindings for the Google Protocol Buffers (“ProtoBuf”) data encoding and serialization library used and released by Google, and deployed very widely in numerous projects a... [Read more...]

RcppCCTZ 0.2.7

March 18, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

A new release 0.2.7 of RcppCCTZ is now at CRAN. RcppCCTZ uses Rcpp to bring CCTZ to R. CCTZ is a C++ library for translating between absolute and civil times using the rules of a time zone. In fact, it is two libraries. One for dealing with civil tim... [Read more...]

Rcpp 1.0.4: Lots of goodies

March 17, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

The fourth maintenance release 1.0.4 of Rcpp, following up on the 10th anniversary and the 1.0.0. release sixteen months ago, arrived on CRAN this morning. This follows a few days of gestation at CRAN. To help during the wait we provided this releas... [Read more...]

RcppAPT 0.0.6

March 14, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

A new version of RcppAPT – our interface from R to the C++ library behind the awesome apt, apt-get, apt-cache, … commands and their cache powering Debian, Ubuntu and the like – is now on CRAN. RcppAPT allows you to query the (Debian or Ubuntu) ... [Read more...]

RInside 0.2.16

March 12, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

A new release 0.2.16 of RInside arrived on CRAN and in Debian today. This comes almost exactly one year after the previous release 0.2.15. RInside provides a set of convenience classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of C++ applications and pr... [Read more...]

AsioHeaders 1.12.2-1

March 11, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

An updated minor version of the AsioHeaders package arrived on CRAN today. Asio provides a cross-platform C++ library for network and low-level I/O programming. It is also included in Boost – but requires linking when used as part of Boost. This st... [Read more...]

RcppAnnoy 0.0.16

March 8, 2020 | Thinking inside the box

A new release 0.0.16 of RcppAnnoy is available via the Github-hosted R Repository (ghrr). Edit a good two hours later: And wonder of wonders, now also on CRAN. It remains in limbo at CRAN for no apparent reason. No change appears to be imminent eith... [Read more...]
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