[Rcpp-devel] [Pre-ANN] RcppArmadillo 0.7.960.1.0

Kurt Hornik Kurt.Hornik at wu.ac.at
Wed Aug 16 17:23:48 CEST 2017

>>>>> Dirk Eddelbuettel writes:


When checking the reverse depends, we're seeing problems with quanteda,
both with the old version of this as well as the new one published last
night.  E.g.

Package: quanteda [Old version: 0.9.9-65, New version: 0.99]
Check: examples
New result: ERROR
  Running examples in ‘quanteda-Ex.R’ failed
  The error most likely occurred in:
  > base::assign(".ptime", proc.time(), pos = "CheckExEnv")
  > ### Name: textmodel_wordfish
  > ### Title: wordfish text model
  > ### Aliases: textmodel_wordfish
  > ### ** Examples
  > textmodel_wordfish(data_dfm_lbgexample, dir = c(1,5))
  Error in wordfishcpp_mt(x, as.integer(dir), 1/(priors^2), tol, disp, dispersion_floor,  : 
    dfmSparse is not supported.
  Calls: textmodel_wordfish -> textmodel_wordfish.dfm -> wordfishcpp_mt -> .Call
  Execution halted

and in fact all problems seem to have the "dfmSparse is not supported."
errors.  Are you seeing these too?  Should we contact the quanteda
maintainer about this?


> RcppArmadillo 0.7.960.1.0 has been ready for a few days and sitting at CRAN,
> due to a seemingly unlucky combination of travel, weekend,, systems outage
> and what not.  But it has been five full days now , and nobody has told me
> what if anything is non-standard with the package so ... I give up now.

> So it is as of now also in the drat repo for the RcppCore org, so just see
> the README.md at
>     https://github.com/RcppCore/drat
> which has the following example which is applicable:

>     # first add the repo
>     drat:::add("RcppCore")
>     # either install just one or more given packages
>     install.packages("RcppArmadillo")
>     # or update already installed packages
>     update.packages()

> You can also add the repo URL by hand to options("repos"), or supply it to
> install.packages(), or ...  I happen to like drat.

> The files NEWS.Rd and ChangeLog have the goods, I make a fuller announcement
> if and when it makes it to CRAN.

> This release features a lot of excellent Google Summer of Code work by
> Binxiang Ni.  Again, more about that if and when we get to make a true
> release announcement.

> Dirk

> -- 
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