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Letting Travis keep a secret

February 12, 2017
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More and more packages, be it for R or another language, are now interfacing different application programming interfaces (API) which are exposed to the web. And many of these may require an API key, or token, or account and password. Which traditionally poses a problem in automated tests such as those running on the popular Travis CI service...

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anytime 0.2.1

February 10, 2017
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An updated anytime package arrived at CRAN yesterday. This is release number nine, and the first with a little gap to the prior release on Christmas Eve as the features are stabilizing, as is the implementation. anytime is a very focused package aiming to do just one thing really well: to convert anything in integer, numeric, character,...

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RcppArmadillo 0.7.700.0.0

February 8, 2017
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RcppArmadillo 0.7.700.0.0

Time for another update of RcppArmadillo with a new release 0.7.700.0.0 based on a fresh Armadillo 7.700.0. Following my full reverse-dependency check of 318 package (commit of log here), CRAN took another day to check again. Armadillo is a powerful and expressive C++ template library for linear algebra aiming towards a...

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random 0.2.6

February 5, 2017
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A pure maintenance release of the random package for truly (hardware-based) random numbers as provided by random.org is now on CRAN. As requested by CRAN, we made running tests optional. Not running tests is clearly one way of not getting (spurious, ...

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RcppCCTZ 0.2.1

February 4, 2017
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A new minor version 0.2.1, of RcppCCTZ is now on CRAN. It corrects a possible shortcoming and rounding in the conversion from internal representation (in C++11 using int64_t) to the two double values for seconds and nanoseconds handed to R. Two other...

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nanotime 0.1.1

February 4, 2017
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A new version of the nanotime package for working with nanosecond timestamps is now on CRAN. nanotime uses the RcppCCTZ package for (efficient) high(er) resolution time parsing and formatting, and the bit64 package for the actual integer64 arithmetic...

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RPushbullet 0.3.0

February 3, 2017
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RPushbullet 0.3.0

A major new update of the RPushbullet package is now on CRAN. RPushbullet interfacing the neat Pushbullet service for inter-device messaging, communication, and more. It lets you easily send alerts like the one to the to your browser, phone, tablet,...

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gunsales 0.1.2

January 30, 2017
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An update to the gunsales package is now on the CRAN network. As in the last update, some changes are mostly internal. We removed the need to import two extra packages with were used in one line each -- easy enough to be replaced with base R. We also...

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digest 0.6.12

January 26, 2017
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A new release, now at version 0.6.12, of the digest package is now on CRAN and in Debian. The digest creates hash digests of arbitrary R objects (using the 'md5', 'sha-1', 'sha-256', 'crc32', 'xxhash' and 'murmurhash' algorithms) permitting easy comp...

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Updated Example Repo for RMarkdown and Metropolis/Mtheme

January 21, 2017
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Updated Example Repo for RMarkdown and Metropolis/Mtheme

During useR! 2016, Nick Tierney had asked on Twitter about rmarkdown and metropolis and whether folks had used RMarkdown-driven LaTeX Beamer presentations. My firm hell yeah answer, based on having used mtheme outright or in local mods for quite some...

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