[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp 0.8.4

Dominick Samperi djsamperi at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 01:18:00 CEST 2010

Currently Rcpp 0.8.4 builds cleanly at CRAN under Windows only, and
correspondingly, the dependent package cxxPack now fails under
Windows only (not able to find header files?).

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:

> 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,
>        diag
>    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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