“simply start over and build something better”

September 12, 2010 | xi'an

The post on the shortcomings of R has attracted a huge number of readers and Ross Ihaka has now posted a detailed comment that is fairly pessimistic… Given the directions drafted in this comment from the father of R (along with Robert Gentleman), I once again re-post this comment as ... [Read more...]

Rcpp 0.8.6

September 10, 2010 | romain francois

Dirk released Rcpp 0.8.6 to CRAN Most of the development of this release was trigerred by a question on the Rcpp-devel mailing list. After Richard's question, we added d-p-q-r functions for most of the distributions available in R. The file runit... [Read more...]

useR! 2010 conference videos

August 12, 2010 | Szilard

Videos of the invited talks of the useR! 2010 conference as follows (courtesy by Kate Mullen and NIST). This site also aims at collecting the materials (video, slides, R code) of local R users group (RUG) meetings and various other … Continue reading →
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highlight 0.2-2

July 31, 2010 | romain francois

I've released highlight 0.2-2 to CRAN. This release adds the possibility to control the font size of the latex code generated by sweave (when using the driver that is provided by highlight) For example, this C++ code (using Rcpp) will be highlight... [Read more...]

bibtex 0.2-1

July 10, 2010 | romain francois

I've uploaded version 0.2-1 of my bibtex package to CRAN. This release anticipates changes in R 2.12.0, and structures bibtex entries in object of the new class bibentry. The release also fixes various parser and lexer bugs [Read more...]

highlight 0.2-0

May 31, 2010 | romain francois

I've released version 0.2-0 of highlight to CRAN This version brings some more additions to the sweave driver that uses highlight to produce nice looking vignettes with color coded R chunks The driver gains new arguments boxes, bg and border to c... [Read more...]

highlight 0.1-9

May 29, 2010 | romain francois

The version 0.1-8 of highlight introduced a small bug in the latex renderer. This is now fixed in version 0.1-9 and the latex renderer also gains an argument "minipage" which wraps the latex code in a minipage environment. I've used this to make... [Read more...]

highlight 0.1-8

May 21, 2010 | romain francois

I've pushed version 0.1-8 of highlight to CRAN. highlight is a syntax highlighter for R that renders R source code into some markup language, the package ships html and latex renderers but is flexible enough to handle other formats. Syntax highligh... [Read more...]

RcppArmadillo 0.2.1

May 19, 2010 | romain francois

Armadillo Armadillo is a C++ linear algebra library aiming towards a good balance between speed and ease of use. Integer, floating point and complex numbers are supported, as well as a subset of trigonometric and statistics functions. Various matr... [Read more...]


April 30, 2010 | Christopher Brown

Come see my talk on hashes in R at useR! 2010. ( July 20-23 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA [Read more...]

How to use mcsm

February 27, 2010 | xi'an

Within the past two days, I received this email Dear Prof.Robert I have just bought your recent book on Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R.  Although I have checked your web page for the R programs (bits of the code in the book, codes for generating the figures and ...
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Rcpp 0.7.7

February 14, 2010 | romain francois

pre{ border: 1px solid black ; font-size: small ; } A good 2 days after 0.7.6 was released, here comes Rcpp 0.7.7. The reason for this release is that a subtle bug installed itself and we did not catch it in time The new version also includes ... [Read more...]

highlight 0.1-5

February 13, 2010 | romain francois

pre{ border: 1px solid black ; font-size: small; } I've pushed the version 0.1-5 of highlight to CRAN, it should be available in a couple of days. This version fixes highlighting of code when one wants to display the prompt and the continue pr... [Read more...]

Rcpp 0.7.5

February 9, 2010 | romain francois

pre{ border: 1px solid black; font-size: x-small ; } Dirk released Rcpp 0.7.5 yesterday The main thing is the smarter wrap function that now uses techniques of type traits and template meta-programming to have a compile time guess at whether a... [Read more...]

RProtoBuf: protocol buffers for R

February 4, 2010 | romain francois

We (Dirk and I) released the initial version of our package RProtoBuf to CRAN this week. This packages brings google's protocol buffers to R I invite you to check out the main page for protobuf to find the language definition for protocol buffers ... [Read more...]

Rcpp 0.7.2

January 13, 2010 | romain francois

pre{ border: 1px solid black ; } Rcpp 0.7.2 is out, checkout Dirk's blog for details selected highlights from this new version: character vectors if one wants to mimic this R code in C __ x [Read more...]

new R package : bibtex

December 11, 2009 | romain francois

I've pushed to CRAN the package bibtex package The package defines the read.bib function that reads a file in the bibtex format. The code is based on bibparse The read.bib function generates an object of class citationList, just like utils::citation [Read more...]

R has a JSON package

November 5, 2009 | nsaunders

Named rjson, appropriately. It’s quite basic just now, but contains methods for interconversion between R objects and JSON. Something like this: __ library(rjson) __ data json json [1] "{\"a\":1,\"b\":2,\"c\":3}" __ cat(json, file="data.json") Use cases? I wonder if RApache could be used to build an API that serves ... [Read more...]
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