[Rcpp-devel] RFH: RInside release candidate
edd at debian.org
Sat Nov 3 16:23:08 CET 2012
We did a bit of work on RInside over the last few weeks and some useful
things changed -- but we could do with some pre-release checks.
New / improved are:
-- robustness / recovery: the 'eval' functions were by default existing the
app if an error occurred [ if interactive mode is off], this can now be
address a number of ways [ by flipping interactive mode, and by calling
variants of the eval functions, see two new examples ] -- all this is
thanks to the initial help by Theodore Lytras. But I fear the docs and
new examples are underwhelming. Would anybody like to poke some more?
-- better autodetection of R_HOME on Windows, with a possible fallback,
though I am not sure that really works yet -- the limited testing I was
able to do at work did reveal issues, but also didn't seem perfect as I
still set the R_HOME env var. Help here would be appreciated.
-- and more cmake support for examples again contributed by Peter.
The full NEWS entry is below. R-Forge seems broken / stuck as it should have
caught up to rev267 and variant 0.2.8.3 (as a rc for 0.2.9) but hasn't. So I
put this at
for anybody to fetch. I would like to release by Monday, or later if need
be, but some more testing and/or feedback on documentation would be
News for Package 'RInside'
Changes in RInside version 0.2.9 (2012-11-xx):
• Added note to examples/standard/Makefile.win that R_HOME may
need to be set to run the executables - so either export your
local value, or re-install RInside from source to have it
reflected in the library build of libRinside
• On Windows, have RInside use R's get_R_HOME() function to get
R_HOME value from registry if not set by user
• Applied (modified) patch by Theodore Lytras which lets
RInside recover from some parsing errors and makes RInside
applications more tolerant of errors
• Added non-throwing variants of parseEval() and parseEvalQ()
• Modified Qt and Wt examples of density estimation
applications to be much more resilient to bad user input
• Updated CMake build support for standard, armadillo and eigen
• Improved CMake builds of examples/standard, examples/eigen
and examples/armadillo by detecting architecture
Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com
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