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Rcpp now used by 600 CRAN packages

March 11, 2016
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Rcpp now used by 600 CRAN packages

Earlier this morning, Rcpp reached another milestone: 600 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. Rcpp cleared 300 packages ...

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gtrendsR 1.3.3

March 8, 2016
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gtrendsR 1.3.3

A very nice new update to the gtrendsR package by Philippe and myself is now avilable via CRAN. I had only blogged about the initial 1.3.0 release, and we have added a whole slew of new features and fixes. Philippe rewrote a lot of the parsing to make it more robust to different encodings, and...

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Rblpapi ‘Release Candidate’ 0.3.2.5

March 6, 2016
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We have a made numerous changes to Rblpapi since the previous release 0.3.2 in early December. You can see the commits, or look at the ChangeLog or NEWS.Rd to get an indea of the changes. We have new functions, improved internals, bug fixes and more. In order to facilitate more widespread testing, I have just...

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gunsales 0.1.1

March 5, 2016
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A minor update to our recently released gunsales package is now on the CRAN network. The changes are completely internal and deal with automagic discovery of the X-13ARIMA-SEATS program via our associated x13binary package. More precisely, we let Sol...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.1

March 1, 2016
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A good week after the update to Eigen 3.2.8 in our RcppEigen package 0.3.2.8.0, we have another (local) update with RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.1 which should fix another UBSAN issue. This new version in now on CRAN and in Debian. Big thanks once again to Yixu...

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New CRAN package gunsales

February 28, 2016
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New CRAN package gunsales

This is based on joint work with Gregor Aisch and Josh Keller of the New York Times. A new package gunsales is now on the CRAN network for R. It is based the NYTimes/gunsales repository underlying the excellent New York Times visualizations, first published first in December 2015 and updated with more recent data...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.8.0

February 23, 2016
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Another minor release of RcppEigen is on CRAN and getting into Debian. The main focus is an upgrade to the recent 3.2.7 release of Eigen which should address another UBSAN issue. And once again Yixuan Qiu did all the heavy lifting. The NEWS file entr...

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<h2 id=”like-peanut-butter-and-jelly-x13binary-and-seasonal”>Like peanut butter and jelly: x13binary and seasonal</h2>

February 2, 2016
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<h2 id=”like-peanut-butter-and-jelly-x13binary-and-seasonal”>Like peanut butter and jelly: x13binary and seasonal</h2>

This post was written by Dirk Eddelbuettel and Christoph Sax and will be posted on both author's respective blogs. The seasonal package by Christoph Sax brings a very featureful and expressive interface for working with seasonal data to the R environment. It uses the standard tool of the trade: X-13ARIMA-SEATS. This powerful program is...

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RcppExamples 0.1.7

January 24, 2016
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After an usually long hiatus, the RcppExamples package has been updated once more: a new version 0.1.7 is now on CRAN. The RcppExamples provides a handful of short examples detailing by concrete working examples how to set up basic R data structures ...

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RcppEigen 0.3.2.7.0

January 22, 2016
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A new minor release of RcppEigen is now on CRAN and in Debian. It primarily upgrades to the recent 3.2.7 release of Eigen -- thanks once again to fine work by Yixuan Qiu. We also have one additonal PR by Alexey Stukalow who ensured that the fastLm() ...

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