R-beta: New version available

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sun Dec 21 21:00:08 CET 1997

A new version is available from
and soon from CRAN mirrors everywhere.

As usual, there is at least one unfixed bug in the release, but this
time, we hope that we have set things up so that future bugfixes can
be released more or less immediately.

Merry Christmas!

The R core team.

Here's the top of the CHANGES file:

                CHANGES IN VERSION R VERSION 0.61

We try to make development more flexible by creating a "CVS branch".
This should make it easier to produce patches for obvious bugs in the
releases, without having to wait for changes in other areas to


    o   New functions "all.vars" and "all.names" added.

    o   There has been a small change in the include file structure.
        All include files now live in RHOME/src/include and are
        copied to RHOME/include when needed.

    o   The "noquote" functions are now documented.

    o   A new `language' demo, "is.things", is provided.

    o   symnum(.) function

    o   The files in R/library/base/data have had a .R suffix added.


    o   A nasty bug which showed when attempt was made to create
        a zero length call has been fixed.

    o   model.matrix(.) now allows a  contrasts argument.

    o   barplot(.) now also works for barplot(table(rpois(100,3))).

    o   make clean ; make    now should work;  ./Makefile.in eliminated

    o   format(.) is now generic;  the default method has a `digits' argument.

   O__  ---- Peter Dalgaard             Blegdamsvej 3  
  c/ /'_ --- Dept. of Biostatistics     2200 Cph. N   
 (*) \(*) -- University of Copenhagen   Denmark      Ph: (+45) 35327918
~~~~~~~~~~ - (p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk)             FAX: (+45) 35327907

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