Microsoft R Open 3.2.4, Microsoft's enhanced distribution of R, is now available for download from mran.microsoft.com. This update is based on R 3.2.4-revised, and includes several improvements and some minor bug fixes from the R Core Group. Improvements include long-vector support for the
smooth function, a new
stringsAsFactors options when using
rbind with data frames, and better rounding from the
summary function in the presence of some infinite values.
This release uses a CRAN snapshot taken on April 1, 2016 as the default package repository. Many packages have been updated since the release of MRO 3.2.3, including implementations of the Bayesian bootstrap, deep boosting, multivariate and fuzzy random forests, and balanced sampling. There's a summary of package changes provided in the package spotlight for Microsoft R Open 3.2.4. And as always, you can use packages released or updated since April 1 by using the checkpoint package, and browse updates to CRAN with the CRAN Time Machine on MRAN.
To download Microsoft R Open 3.2.4, visit MRAN at the link below. Don't forget to also download the Math Library for your platform to enable the performance improvements, and (if you don't have an R development environment installed already), R Tools for Visual Studio or RStudio. If you have questions about Microsoft R Open, check the FAQ or the new forum on MSDN, or ask here in the comments.