R 2.14.1 is released

Peter Dalgaard pd.mes at cbs.dk
Thu Dec 22 12:02:34 CET 2011


The byte pixies have rolled up R-2.14.1.tar.gz (codename "December Snowflakes") at 9:00 this morning. This is a maintenance release; see the list below for details.

You can get it from

http://cran.r-project.org/src/base/R-2/R-2.14.1.tar.gz

or wait for it to be mirrored at a CRAN site nearer to you.

Binaries for various platforms will appear in due course.

 For the R Core Team

 Peter Dalgaard

These are the md5sums for the freshly created files, in case you wish
to check that they are uncorrupted:


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This is the relevant part of the NEWS file (yes, I _have_ spotted the minor mishap....):

CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.14.0 patched:

  NEW FEATURES:

    o parallel::detectCores() is now able to find the number of
      physical cores (rather than CPUs) on Sparc Solaris.

      It can also do so on most versions of Windows; however the
      default remains detectCores(logical = TRUE) on that platform.

    o Reference classes now keep a record of which fields are locked.
      $lock() with no arguments returns the names of the locked fields.

    o HoltWinters() reports a warning rather than an error for some
      optimization failures (where the answer might be a reasonable
      one).

    o tools::dependsOnPkg() now accepts the shorthand dependencies =
      "all".

    o parallel::clusterExport() now allows specification of an
      environment from which to export.

    o The quartz() device now does tilde expansion on its file
      argument.

    o tempfile() on a Unix-alike now takes the process ID into account.
      This is needed with multicore (and as part of parallel) because
      the parent and all the children share a session temporary
      directory, and they can share the C random number stream used to
      produce the uniaue part.  Further, two children can call
      tempfile() simultaneously.

    o Option print in Sweave's RweaveLatex() driver now emulates
      auto-printing rather than printing (which can differ for an S4
      object by calling show() rather than print()).

    o filled.contour() now accepts infinite values: previously it might
      have generated invalid graphics files (e.g. containing NaN
      values).

  INSTALLATION:

    o On 64-bit Linux systems, configure now only sets LIBnn to lib64
      if /usr/lib64 exists.  This may obviate setting LIBnn explicitly
      on Debian-derived systems.

      It is still necessary to set LIBnn = lib (or lib32) for 32-bit
      builds of R on a 64-bit OS on those Linux distributions capable
      for supporting that concept.

    o configure looks for inconsolata.sty, and if not found adjusts the
      default R_RD4PDF to not use it (with a warning, since it is
      needed for high-quality rendering of manuals).

  PACKAGE INSTALLATION:

    o R CMD INSTALL will now do a test load for all sub-architectures
      for which code was compiled (rather than just the primary
      sub-architecture).

  UTILITIES:

    o When checking examples under more than one sub-architecture, R
      CMD check now uses a separate directory examples_arch for each
      sub-architecture, and leaves the output in file
      pkgname-Ex_arch.Rout.  Some packages expect their examples to be
      run in a clean directory ....

  BUG FIXES:

    o stack() now gives an error if no vector column is selected,
      rather than returning a 1-column data frame (contrary to its
      documentation).

    o summary.mlm() did not handle objects where the formula had been
      specified by an expression.  (Reported by Helios de Rosario
      Martinez).

    o tools::deparseLatex(dropBraces=TRUE) could drop text as well as
      braces.

    o colormodel = "grey" (new in R 2.14.0)) did not always work in
      postscript() and pdf().

    o file.append() could return TRUE for failures.  (PR#14727)

    o gzcon() connections are no longer subject to garbage collection:
      it was possible for this to happen when unintended (e.g. when
      calling load()).

    o nobs() does not count zero-weight observations for glm() fits,
      for consistency with lm().  This affects the BIC() values
      reported for such glm() fits.  (Spotted by Bill Dunlap.)

    o options(warn = 0) failed to end a (C-level) context with more
      than 50 accumulated warnings.  (Spotted by Jeffery Horner.)

    o The internal plot.default() code did not do sanity checks on a
      cex argument, so invalid input could cause problems.  (Reported
      by Ben Bolker.)

    o anyDuplicated(<array>, MARGIN=0) no longer fails.  (Reported by
      Herv'e Pag`es.)

    o read.dcf() removes trailing blanks: unfortunately on some
      platforms this included \xa0 (non-breaking space) which is the
      trailing byte of a UTF-8 character.  It now only considers ASCII
      space and tab to be 'blank'.

    o There was a sign error in part of the calculations for the
      variance returned by KalmanSmooth().  (PR#14738)

    o pbinom(10, 1e6, 0.01, log.p = TRUE) was NaN thanks to the buggy
      fix to PR#14320 in R 2.11.0.  (PR#14739)

    o RweaveLatex() now emulates auto-printing rather than printing, by
      calling methods::show() when auto-printing would.

    o duplicated() ignored fromLast for a one-column data frame.
      (PR#14742)

    o source() and related functions did not put the correct timestamp
      on the source references; srcfilecopy() has gained a new argument
      timestamp to support this fix. (PR#14750)

    o LaTeX conversion of Rd files did not correctly handle
      preformatted backslashes.  (PR#14751)

    o HTML conversion of Rd files did not handle markup within tabular
      cells properly.  (PR#14708)

    o source() on an empty file with keep.source = TRUE tried to read
      from stdin(), in R 2.14.0 only.  (PR#14753)

    o The code to check Rd files in packages would abort if duplicate
      description sections were present.



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Peter Dalgaard
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
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