[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp 0.8.4

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Jul 15 16:16:48 CEST 2010

Release 0.8.4 is now on CRAN (with a little delay due to vacations, and we
even got lucky in getting it out now rather than at the end).  The relevant
NEWS entry is below.  

0.8.4   2010-07-09

    o   new sugar vector functions: rep, rep_len, rep_each, rev, head, tail,
    o	sugar has been extended to matrices: The Matrix class now extends the 
    	Matrix_Base template that implements CRTP. Currently sugar functions 
    	for matrices are: outer, col, row, lower_tri, upper_tri, diag

    o   The unit tests have been reorganised into fewer files with one call
 	each to cxxfunction() (covering multiple tests) resulting in a
 	significant speedup

    o	The Date class now uses the same mktime() replacement that R uses
        (based on original code from the timezone library by Arthur Olson)
	permitting wide date ranges on all operating systems

    o   The FastLM/example has been updated, a new benchmark based on the
        historical Longley data set has been added

    o   RcppStringVector now uses std::vector<std::string> internally
    o	setting the .Data slot of S4 objects did not work properly

  Regards, Dirk

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