[Rcpp-devel] [ANN] Rcpp 0.9.8

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Dec 22 13:52:44 CET 2011

Rcpp 0.9.8 went to CRAN this morning, below is the usual blog post in case
you haven't seen it (and the blog at http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/blog/ has

  Rcpp 0.9.8                                                                      

  A new release 0.9.8 of Rcpp is now on CRAN and will also get into Debian
  shortly (once I finish building R 2.14.1).
  This release contains a few incremental changes. Romain, sponsored by by
  the Open Source Programs Office at Google, had released a new package
  int64 bringing larger integers to R, and this is now supported by Rcpp as
  well. John Chambers contributed some code to have Reference Classes extend
  existing C++ classes (typically brought in via Rcpp Modules). Jelmer Ypma
  sent us a patch to add a Rcout device not unlike cout, but aligned with
  R's io buffering. We added some more unit tests, and made a few small
  fixes here or there.
  The complete NEWS entry is below; more details are in the ChangeLog file
  in the package and on the Rcpp Changelog page.
   0.9.8   2011-12-21                                                             
       o   wrap now handles 64 bit integers (int64_t, uint64_t) and containers
           of them, and Rcpp now depends on the int64 package (also on
           CRAN).  This work has been sponsored by the Google Open Source
           Programs Office.
       o   Added setRcppClass() function to create extended reference classes     
           with an interface to a C++ class (typically via Rcpp Module) which     
           can have R-based fields and methods in addition to those from the C++. 
       o   Applied patch by Jelmer Ypma which adds an output stream class         
           'Rcout' not unlike std::cout, but implemented via Rprintf to           
           cooperate with R and its output buffering.                             
       o   New unit tests for pf(), pnf(), pchisq(), pnchisq() and pcauchy()      
       o   XPtr constructor now checks for corresponding type in SEXP             
       o   Updated vignettes for use with updated highlight package               
       o   Update linking command for older fastLm() example using external       
  Thanks to CRANberries, you can also look at a diff to the previous release      
  0.9.7. As always, even fuller details are on the Rcpp Changelog page and the    
  Rcpp page which also leads to the downloads, the browseable doxygen docs and    
  zip files of doxygen output for the standard formats. A local directory has     
  source and documentation too. Questions, comments etc should go to the          
  rcpp-devel mailing list off the R-Forge page  

Cheers, Dirk

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