R-1.6.2 is released
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Jan 10 16:53:02 CET 2003
I've rolled up R-1.6.2.tgz a short while ago. This is a minor upgrade,
fixing an assortment of bugs.
You can get it from the developer site at
or wait for it to be mirrored at a CRAN site near you. Binaries for
various platforms will appear in due course.
There is also a version split for floppies, but due to the inclusion
of recommended packages as binary .tar.gz files, we are no longer
providing a patch file.
These are the md5sums for the freshly created files, in case you wish
to check that they are uncorrupted:
For the R Core Team,
Here's the relevant part of the NEWS file:
CHANGES IN R VERSION 1.6.2
o plot.stepfun() now obeys a `ylim=.' specification.
o removeClass() does a better job of removing inheritance
o setIs() will not allow mismatched representations between two
classes (without an explicit coerce method).
o The code underlying polygon drawing contained a memory leak.
This showed up in persp, but did not affect other graphics
functions. It is now possible to draw big DEMs.
o logLik.nls() gave wrong df. (PR#2295)
o rbind() with a mixture of data frames and matrices treated the
matrices as vectors. (PR#2266)
o stripchart(method="stack") was not handling missing values. (PR#2018)
o Arithmetic functions such as log() lost the object bit from
classed objects if coercion was needed. (PR#2315)
o exp_rand would go into an infinite loop if unif_rand returned 0.
o formatC(x, format="fg") could return exponential format if
rounding pushed x over a positive power of 10. (PR#2299)
o attr(x, foo) used partial matching for `foo' (even though not
documented to do so), and failed to find `foo' if there were
two or more partial matches before the exact match in the list
o Rdconv now creates direct HTML hyperlinks when linking to
documentation in the same package. The code now ensures that
links which can be resolved within the package are so resolved,
even when there are possible resolutions in other packages.
o If readBin(what=character()) is used incorrectly on a file which
does not contain C-style character strings, warnings (usually
many) are now given.
o Building libR.so with the zlib in the R sources was not
finding the local zlib headers.
o system(intern=TRUE) has an undocumented line length limit of
119 chars both on Unix and Windows. The limit is now 8096 and
documented. On Unix (only) every 120th character used to be
o plot.POSIX[cl]t were not passing graphics parameters on to
o On some HP-UX systems, installed scripts were not executable
when using the BSD-compatible install system program found by
configure. We now always use install-sh on HP-UX. (PR#2091)
o c() was converting NA names to "NA": now proper NA strings are
used wherever possible. (PR#2358)
o A typo was causing segfaults when using data.entry under SuSE.
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