R 3.6.1 is released
pd@me@ @end|ng |rom cb@@dk
Fri Jul 5 09:22:17 CEST 2019
The build system rolled up R-3.6.1.tar.gz (codename "Action of the Toes") 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,
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
CHANGES IN R 3.6.1:
INSTALLATION on a UNIX-ALIKE:
* The default detection of the shell variable libNN is overridden
for derivatives of Debian Linux, some of which have started to
have a /usr/lib64 directory. (E.g. Ubuntu 19.04.) As before, it
can be specified in config.site.
* R CMD config knows the values of AR and RANLIB, often set for LTO
DEPRECATED AND DEFUNCT:
* The use of a character vector with .Fortran() is formally
deprecated and gives a non-portability warning. (It has long
been strongly discouraged in 'Writing R Extensions'.)
* On Windows, GUI package installation via menuInstallPkgs() works
again, thanks to Len Weil's and Duncan Murdoch's PR#17556.
* R CMD check on data() fixing PR#17558 thanks to Duncan Murdoch.
* quasi(*, variance = list(..)) now works more efficiently, and
should work in all cases fixing PR#17560. Further, quasi(var =
mu(1-mu)) and quasi(var = "mu ^ 3") now work, and quasi(variance
= "log(mu)") now gives a correct error message.
* Creation of lazy loading database during package installation is
again robust to Rprofile changing the current working directory
* boxplot(y ~ f, horizontal=TRUE) now produces correct x- and
* rbind.data.frame() allows to keep <NA> levels from factor columns
(PR#17562) via new option factor.exclude.
Additionally, it works in one more case with matrix-columns which
had been reported on 2017-01-16 by Krzysztof Banas.
* Correct messaging in C++ pragma checks in tools code for R CMD
check, fixing PR#17566 thanks to Xavier Robin.
* print()ing and auto-printing no longer differs for functions with
a user defined print.function, thanks to Bill Dunlap's report.
* On Windows, writeClipboard(.., format = <n>) now does correctly
pass format to the underlying C code, thanks to a bug report
(with patch) by Jenny Bryan.
* as.data.frame() treats 1D arrays the same as vectors, PR#17570.
* Improvements in smoothEnds(x, *) working with NAs (towards
runmed() working in that case, in the next version of R).
* vcov(glm(<quasi>), dispersion = *) works correctly again, fixing
PR#17571 thanks to Pavel Krivitsky.
* R CMD INSTALL of binary packages on Windows now works also with
* R CMD INSTALL and install.packages() on Windows are now more
robust against a locked file in an earlier installation of the
package to be installed. The default value of option
install.lock on Windows has been changed to TRUE.
* On Unix alikes (when readline is active), only expand tilde (~)
file names starting with a tilde, instead of almost all tildes.
* In R documentation (*.Rd) files, \item [..] is no longer treated
specially when rendered in LaTeX and hence pdf, but rather shows
the brackets in all cases.
Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
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