Issue 8

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News & Blog Posts


Testing packages with R Travis for OS-X

Creating color palettes in R

Immigration to Canada - Search Volume

R in the Real World

Pokemon: visualize 'em all!

R in Organization

New Releases

New Packages & Tools

R Project Updates

Updates from R Core.

  • There is support for compiling C++14 code in packages on suitable platforms: see Writing R Extensions for how to request this.

  • configure now adds a compiler switch for C++11 code, even if the compiler supports C++11 by default. (This ensures that gcc 6.x uses C++11 mode and not its default C++14 mode.)

  • configure now tests for a C++14-compliant compiler by testing some basic features. This by default tries flags for the compiler specified by CXX, but an alternative compiler, options and standard can be specified by variables CXX1Y, CXX1YFLAGS and CXX1YSTD (e.g., -std=gnu++14).

  • Speedup in simplify2array() and hence sapply() and mapply() (for the case of names and common length > 1), thanks to Suharto Anggono’s PR#17118.

  • The default and data.frame methods for stack() preserve the names of empty elements in the levels of the ind column of the return value. Set the new drop argument to TRUE for the previous behavior.

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  • eRum 2016 Poznan, Poland 12 October - 14 October
    European R users meeting (eRum) is an international conference that aims at integrating users of the R language. eRum 2016 will be a good chance to exchange experiences, broaden knowledge on R and collaborate.

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