R-0.90.1 is released
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Dec 15 14:19:40 CET 1999
I've rolled up R-0.90.1.tgz a moment ago.
You can get it from
or wait for it to be mirrored at a CRAN site near you within a day or two.
There's also a version split in two for floppies and a patch file if
you prefer that.
For the R Core Team,
Here's the relevant bit of the NEWS file:
CHANGES IN R VERSION 0.90.1
o rect(.) has `lwd' argument.
o legend() has a `adj' argument and has been streamlined (and fixed up).
o `unname' convenience function [experimental data.frame behavior].
o `examples' sections have been added to the documentation
for most of the data sets in the base library.
o update.packages & friends have new argument contriburl for
incomplete CRAN mirrors. Package bundles such as VR can be
directly installed both from the shell and from inside R.
o RLIBS is no longer accepted as well as R_LIBS (which has been
the documented form since 0.65.0).
o demo(nlm) has examples of using analytical gradients and
o .Platform$OS.type is standardized to be `unix', `mac' or `windows'
o setting cex in matplot(matrix(1:25,5), cex=1:5) now works
o ar.ols() has separate demean and intercept arguments, uses
internal scaling for greater accuracy.
o xxxPR functions allow NCHAR=-1 for S compatibility.
o `Rcomplex' is preferred to `complex' (a future reserved word
in C) for R complex objects passed to C.
o new function dir.create() for platform-independence.
o help.search() creates a database for faster searching later in
the R session.
o density() allows for more kernels and has a new argument
`give.Rkern' to access the relevant kernel property.
o multivariate methods for ar: "yule-walker" (now in C) and
"burg" (new) contributed by Martyn Plummer.
o New data sets `HairEyeColor' (hair and eye color of statistics
students), `Titanic' (survival of passengers on the Titanic),
and `UCBAdmissions' (student admissions at UC Berkeley).
o Many help pages have been revised and enhanced.
o predict.glm() works again with type="link".
o subscripting arrays and matrices no longer loses the names of
the dimnames vector. Transpose also preserves the names.
o examples in help files containing \testonly are no longer
o is.numeric() of a factor is now FALSE
o prevent a segfault in plotmath
o f <- get("function"); f(,); f(F,F) now "ok" (PR#361).
o blank-line reject code in parse.dcf was wrong (Martyn Plummer)
o made filled.contour independent of pointsize. Make plot key
wider so there's room for a title. Touchup example.
o font size fixups for the X11 driver (mainly)
o some.list[[NA]] is NULL, following S, rather than giving spurious
o segfault when running out of heap
o segfault in rbind of a vector without names fixed. cbind, too.
o fixed symbol size problems with PostScript driver
o unique() & duplicated() only work for atomic vectors;
unique(data.frame(""[F])) doesn't segfault anymore.
o get("attr<-")("","") doesn't segfault anymore.
o blunder in do_memoryprofile, causing segfault on Alpha machines
o erroneous error message in coerceToSymbol
o partial workaround for workspace restore problems. This can
happen if an environment on the search path is assigned to a
variable which gets saved. The error "unresolved node during
restore" is turned into a warning, allowing the rest of the
workspace to be restored, but the variable contains an empty
environment on reload.
o density(x) now works also when IQR(x) == 0.
density(x, window=...) now works [S compatibility].
o prevent points from being plotted if pch, cex, or col are NA.
Does not apply to bg on pch 21--25 (where NA means
"transparent") because it would require fixes at the driver
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