R 3.4.1 is released

Peter Dalgaard pd.mes at cbs.dk
Fri Jun 30 11:44:29 CEST 2017

The build system rolled up R-3.4.1.tar.gz (codename "Single Candle") this morning.

The list below details the changes in this release.

You can get the source code from


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 checksums (md5 and SHA-256) 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



   * The deprecated support for PCRE versions older than 8.20 has been


   * getParseData() gave incorrect column information when code
     contained multi-byte characters.  (PR#17254)

   * Asking for help using expressions like ?stats::cor() did not
     work.  (PR#17250)

   * readRDS(url(....)) now works.

   * R CMD Sweave again returns status = 0 on successful completion.

   * Vignettes listed in .Rbuildignore were not being ignored
     properly.  (PR#17246)

   * file.mtime() no longer returns NA on Windows when the file or
     directory is being used by another process.  This affected
     installed.packages(), which is now protected against this.

   * R CMD INSTALL Windows .zip file obeys --lock and --pkglock flags.

   * (Windows only) The choose.files() function could return incorrect
     results when called with multi = FALSE.  (PR#17270)

   * aggregate(<data.frame>, drop = FALSE) now also works in case of
     near-equal numbers in by.  (PR#16918)

   * fourfoldplot() could encounter integer overflow when calculating
     the odds ratio. (PR#17286)

   * parse() no longer gives spurious warnings when extracting srcrefs
     from a file not encoded in the current locale.

     This was seen from R CMD check with inst/doc/*.R files, and check
     has some additional protection for such files.

   * print.noquote(x) now always returns its argument x (invisibly).

   * Non-UTF-8 multibyte character sets were not handled properly in
     source references.  (PR#16732)

Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: (+45)38153501
Office: A 4.23
Email: pd.mes at cbs.dk  Priv: PDalgd at gmail.com

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