[Rcpp-devel] Rcpp 0.12.16 on CRAN

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Wed Mar 14 14:09:58 CET 2018

Rcpp 0.12.16 arrived on CRAN yesterday.  The announcement is at


and (without links) below. Thanks as always to everybody who with code,
comments, or suggestions.

Cheers, Dirk

  Tue, 13 Mar 2018

  Rcpp 0.12.16: A small update

   The sixteenth update the 0.12.* series of Rcpp landed on CRAN earlier this
   evening after a few days of gestation in incoming/ at CRAN.

   Once again, this release follows the 0.12.0 release from July 2016, the
   0.12.1 release in September 2016, the 0.12.2 release in November 2016, the
   0.12.3 release in January 2017, the 0.12.4 release in March 2016, the
   0.12.5 release in May 2016, the 0.12.6 release in July 2016, the 0.12.7
   release in September 2016, the 0.12.8 release in November 2016, the 0.12.9
   release in January 2017, the 0.12.10.release in March 2017, the
   0.12.11.release in May 2017, the 0.12.12 release in July 2017, the
   0.12.13.release in late September 2017, the 0.12.14.release in November
   2017, and the 0.12.15.release in January 2018 making it the twentieth
   release at the steady and predictable bi-montly release frequency.

   Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C or C++
   code. As of today, 1316 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making
   analytical code go faster and further, along with another 91 in

   Compared to other releases, this release contains a relatively small
   change set, but between Kirill, Kevin and myself a few things got cleaned
   up and solidified. Full details are below.

    Changes in Rcpp version 0.12.16 (2018-03-08)

       * Changes in Rcpp API:

            * Rcpp now sets and puts the RNG state upon each entry to an Rcpp
              function, ensuring that nested invocations of Rcpp functions
              manage the RNG state as expected (Kevin in #825 addressing

            * The R::pythag wrapper has been commented out; the underlying
              function has been gone from R since 2.14.0, and ::hypot() (part
              of C99) is now used unconditionally for complex numbers (Dirk
              in #826).

            * The long long type can now be used on 64-bit Windows (Kevin in
              #811 and again in #829 addressing #804).

       * Changes in Rcpp Attributes:

            * Code generated with cppFunction() now uses .Call() directly
              (Kirill Mueller in #813 addressing #795).
       * Changes in Rcpp Documentation:

            * The Rcpp FAQ vignette is now indexed as 'Rcpp-FAQ'; a stale
              Gmane reference was removed and entry for getting compilers
              under Conda was added.

            * The top-level README.md now has a Support section.

            * The Rcpp.bib reference file was refreshed to current versions.

   Thanks to CRANberries, you can also look at a diff to the previous
   release. As always, details are on the Rcpp Changelog page and the Rcpp
   page which also leads to the downloads page, the browseable doxygen docs
   and zip files of doxygen output for the standard formats. Questions,
   comments etc should go to the rcpp-devel mailing list off the R-Forge

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