Daily News about R-2-14-branch/NEWS
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2.14.1 patched NEW FAEATURES
The internal ‘untar()’ (as used by default by ‘R CMD INSTALL’) now
knows about some ‘pax’ headers which ‘bsdtar’ (e.g., the default ‘tar’
for Mac OS >= 10.6) can incorrectly include in ‘tar’ files, and will
skip them with a warning.
PCRE has been upgraded to version 8.21: as well as bug fixes and
greater Perl compatibility, this adds a JIT pattern compiler, about
which PCRE's news says ‘large performance benefits can be had in many
2.14.0 NEW FEATURES
2.14.0 GRAPHICS DEVICES
2.13.0 NEW FEATURES
Only a few character operations are supported (such as ‘substr()’).
Printing, ‘format()’ and ‘cat()’ will represent non-ASCII bytes in such strings by a ‘\xab’ escape.
2.12.2 SIGNIFICANT USER-VISIBLE CHANGES
Such platforms were rare (we know of Cygwin and FreeBSD). However, because of new compiler optimizations in the way complex arguments are handled, the same code was selected on x86_64 Linux with ‘gcc 4.5.x’ at the default ‘-O2’ optimization (but not at ‘-O’).
2.11.1 BUG FIXES
2.11.0 SIGNIFICANT USER-VISIBLE CHANGES
2.11.0 BUG FIXES
2.10.1 BUG FIXES
For ‘ncp’ less than but close to 80, ‘pchisq()’ and ‘qchisq()’ are more accurate for probabilities very close to 1 (a series expansion was truncated slightly too early).
‘pchisq(x, df, ncp)’ can no longer return values just larger than one for large values of ‘ncp’.