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RProtoBuf 0.4.8: Windows support for proto3

January 17, 2017
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Issue ticket #20 demonstrated that we had not yet set up Windows for version 3 of Google Protocol Buffers ("Protobuf") -- while the other platforms support it. So I made the change, and there is release 0.4.8. RProtoBuf provides R bindings for the Google Protocol Buffers ("Protobuf") data encoding and serialization library used and released...

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Rcpp 0.12.9: Next round

January 15, 2017
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Yesterday afternoon, the nineth update in the 0.12.* series of Rcpp made it to the CRAN network for GNU R. Windows binaries have by now been generated; and the package was updated in Debian too. This 0.12.9 release follows the 0.12.0 release from late July, the 0.12.1 release in September, the 0.12.2...

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R / Finance 2017 Call for Papers

January 11, 2017
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Last week, Josh sent the call for papers to the R-SIG-Finance list making everyone aware that we will have our nineth annual R/Finance conference in Chicago in May. Please see the call for paper (at the link, below, or at the website) and consider submitting a paper. We are once again very excited about our conference,...

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nanotime 0.1.0: Now on Windows

January 10, 2017
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Last month, we released nanotime, a package to work with nanosecond timestamps. See the initial release announcement for some background material and a few first examples. nanotime relies on the RcppCCTZ package for high(er) resolution time parsing and formatting: R itself stops a little short of a microsecond. And it uses the bit64 package for...

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Rcpp now used by 900 CRAN packages

January 8, 2017
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Rcpp now used by 900 CRAN packages

Today, Rcpp passed another milestone as 900 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 us...

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RcppCCTZ 0.2.0

January 8, 2017
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A new version, now at 0.2.0, of RcppCCTZ is now on CRAN. And it brings a significant change: windows builds! Thanks to Dan Dillon who dug deep enough into the libc++ sources from LLVM to port the std::get_time() function that is missing from the 4.* ...

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RcppTOML 0.1.0

January 5, 2017
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Big news: RcppTOML now works on Windows too! This package had an uneventful 2016 without a single update. Release 0.0.5 had come out in late 2015 and we had no bugs or issues to fix. We use the package daily in production: a key part of our parameterisation is in TOML files In the summer, I took one brief...

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digest 0.6.11

January 3, 2017
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A new minor release with version number 0.6.11 of the digest package is now on CRAN and in Debian. It is mostly a maintenance release. Sometime last spring we were asked to consider changing the license GPL-2 to GPL (>= 2). Having gotten agreement...

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anytime 0.2.0: Feature, fixes and tests!

December 24, 2016
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A brand new anytime package just arrived at CRAN. This is release number eight, evenly spread with over two per month, since the initial release in September. Needless to say I have been told off not to make this many releases. As they say, no good deed goes unpunished. anytime is a very focused package aiming to...

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RcppArmadillo 0.7.600.1.0

December 18, 2016
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RcppArmadillo 0.7.600.1.0

Earlier this week, Conrad released Armadillo 7.600.1. The corresponding RcppArmadillo release 0.7.600.1.0 is now on CRAN and in Debian. This follows several of rounds testing at our end with a full reverse-dependency of a pre-release version followe...

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