R 3.5.1 is released

Peter Dalgaard pd@me@ @ending from cb@@dk
Mon Jul 2 10:04:30 CEST 2018

The build system rolled up R-3.5.1.tar.gz (codename "Feather Spray") 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 (yes, we forgot to fix the header...)

CHANGES IN R 3.5.0 patched:


    * file("stdin") is no longer considered seekable.

    * dput() and dump() are no longer truncating when
      options(deparse.max.lines = *) is set.

    * Calls with an S3 class are no longer evaluated when printed,
      fixing part of PR#17398, thanks to a patch from Lionel Henry.

    * Allow file argument of Rscript to include space even when it is
      first on the command line.

    * callNextMethod() uses the generic from the environment of the
      calling method. Reported by Herv'e Pag`es with well documented

    * Compressed file connections are marked as blocking.

    * optim(*, lower = c(-Inf, -Inf)) no longer warns (and switches the
      method), thanks to a suggestion by John Nash.

    * predict(fm, newdata) is now correct also for models where the
      formula has terms such as splines::ns(..) or stats::poly(..),
      fixing PR#17414, based on a patch from Duncan Murdoch.

    * simulate.lm(glm(*, gaussian(link = <non-default>))) has been
      corrected, fixing PR#17415 thanks to Alex Courtiol.

    * unlist(x) no longer fails in some cases of nested empty lists.
      Reported by Steven Nydick.

    * qr.coef(qr(<all 0, w/ colnames>)) now works.  Reported by Kun

    * The radix sort is robust to vectors with >1 billion elements (but
      long vectors are still unsupported). Thanks to Matt Dowle for the

    * Terminal connections (e.g., stdin) are no longer buffered. Fixes

    * deparse(x), dput(x) and dump() now respect c()'s argument names
      recursive and use.names, e.g., for x <- setNames(0, "recursive"),
      thanks to Suharto Anggono's PR#17427.

    * Unbuffered connections now work with encoding conversion.
      Reported by Stephen Berman.

    * .Renviron on Windows with Rgui is again by default searched for
      in user documents directory when invoked _via_ the launcher icon.
      Reported by Jeroen Ooms.

    * printCoefmat() now also works with explicit right=TRUE.

    * print.noquote() now also works with explicit quote=FALSE.

    * The default method for pairs(.., horInd=*, verInd=*) now gets the
      correct order, thanks to reports by Chris Andrews and Gerrit
      Eichner.  Additionally, when horInd or verInd contain only a
      subset of variables, all the axes are labeled correctly now.

    * agrep("..|..", .., fixed=FALSE) now matches when it should,
      thanks to a reminder by Andreas Kolter.

    * str(ch) now works for more invalid multibyte strings.

Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: (+45)38153501
Office: A 4.23
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