(This article was first published on Thinking inside the box , and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A new stable release 3.2.0 of Armadillo is now available.
As usual, we have wrapped this into a new
package, now at; and this version is now available via

The short NEWS entry follows below. For those interested in following
eevn more closely, we generally track Conrad’s Armadillo
release candidates as well in SVN on R-Forge but do
no longer submit these to CRAN (as
the CRAN maintainers have enough incoming packages).  2012-05-21

    o   Upgraded to Armadillo release 3.2.0 "Creamfields"

          * faster eigen decomposition via "divide and conquer" algorithm
          * faster transpose of vectors and compound expressions
          * faster handling of diagonal views
          * faster handling of tiny fixed size vectors (≤ 4 elements)
          * added unique(), for finding unique elements of a matrix

Courtesy of
CRANberries, there
is also a diffstat report
for relative to
As always, more detailed information is on the
RcppArmadillo page.
Questions, comments etc should go to the
rcpp-devel mailing list
off the R-Forge page.

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