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Conrad Sanderson released version 1.99.5 of Armadillo yesterday. This provides

the fifth release candidate en route to version 2.0.0.

He was even kind enough to post on rcpp-devel

about it too as it entails some minor API changes. His version 1.99.5 has been integrated into

RcppArmadillo version 0.2.23 which is now on

CRAN. By way of background, Armadillo is a

templated C++ library for linear algebra—which RcppArmadillo

brings to R based on our Rcpp library.

A minor internal change was the rearrangement of arguments for the (mostly internal) function `fastLmPure`

so that it is closer to the R

function `lm.fit`

which it mimics. The user-facing function for `fastLm`

, using either the formula method or the default method,

have not changed.

The short NEWS file extract follows below. I also include the entry for the

bugfix release 0.2.22 (based on Armadillo 1.99.4) which preceded it, and

which does not seem to have gotten its own blog post.

0.2.23 2011-05-23 o Upgraded to Armadillo release 1.99.5 "v2.0 beta 5" * Forms of chol(), eig_sym(), eig_gen(), inv(), lu(), pinv(), princomp(), qr(), solve(), svd(), syl() that do not return a bool indicating success now throw std::runtime_error exceptions when failures are detected * princomp_cov() has been removed; princomp() in conjunction with cov() can be used instead * set_log_stream() & get_log_stream() have been replaced by set_stream_err1() & get_stream_err1() * det(), inv() and solve() can be forced to use more precise algorithms for tiny matrices (ā¤ 4x4) * Added loading & saving of matrices as CSV text files o fastLmPure() now uses same argument order as R's lm.fit() o Export and document S3 methods in NAMESPACE and manual page as such 0.2.22 2011-06-06 o Upgraded to Armadillo release 1.99.4 "v2.0 beta 4" * fixes for handling of tiny matrices

Courtesy of

CRANberries, here is

the

diff to the previous release.

RcppArmadillo-0.2.22/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_princomp_cov.hpp |only RcppArmadillo-0.2.22/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_princomp_cov_bones.hpp |only RcppArmadillo-0.2.22/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_princomp_cov_meat.hpp |only RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/ChangeLog | 21 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/DESCRIPTION | 10 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/NAMESPACE | 14 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/R/fastLm.R | 22 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/NEWS | 22 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo | 3 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/Cube_meat.hpp | 12 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/Mat_bones.hpp | 2 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/Mat_meat.hpp | 150 +++- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/arma_version.hpp | 4 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/auxlib_bones.hpp | 15 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/auxlib_meat.hpp | 352 +++++----- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/config.hpp | 8 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/debug.hpp | 224 ++++-- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/diskio_bones.hpp | 12 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/diskio_meat.hpp | 301 +++++++- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/field_meat.hpp | 18 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_chol.hpp | 30 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_eig.hpp | 84 +- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_inv.hpp | 36 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_log_det.hpp | 10 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_lu.hpp | 33 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_misc.hpp | 12 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_pinv.hpp | 33 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_princomp.hpp | 49 + RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_qr.hpp | 11 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_rank.hpp | 13 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_solve.hpp | 13 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_svd.hpp | 25 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/fn_syl_lyap.hpp | 18 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/forward_bones.hpp | 3 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/glue_join_meat.hpp | 71 +- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/glue_solve_meat.hpp | 13 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/lapack_bones.hpp | 95 ++ RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_chol_meat.hpp | 6 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_inv_bones.hpp | 6 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_inv_meat.hpp | 39 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_max_meat.hpp | 50 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_median_meat.hpp | 115 +-- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_min_meat.hpp | 50 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_misc_bones.hpp | 14 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_misc_meat.hpp | 46 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_pinv_meat.hpp | 39 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_princomp_bones.hpp | 20 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_princomp_meat.hpp | 248 ++----- RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_prod_meat.hpp | 34 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_stddev_meat.hpp | 38 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_sum_meat.hpp | 36 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/op_var_meat.hpp | 38 - RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/running_stat_meat.hpp | 4 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/include/armadillo_bits/running_stat_vec_meat.hpp | 4 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/inst/unitTests/runit.fastLm.R | 8 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/man/fastLm.Rd | 32 RcppArmadillo-0.2.23/RcppArmadillo/src/fastLm.cpp | 15 57 files changed, 1695 insertions(+), 886 deletions(-)

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