[R] R-0.63.1 is released

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Dec 4 15:22:23 CET 1998

I've put up R-0.63.1.tgz up for FTP from Auckland some minutes ago.
As usual, don't get it from there unless you are desperate, but wait
for it to be mirrored at a CRAN site near you within a day or two.

For those who *are* desperate, I've left a copy in
(Be gentle, that's my desktop PC!)

The person who fetched R-0.63 *from New Zealand* last time might
prefer ftp.stat.auckland.ac.nz, though...

There's also a version split in two for floppies and a patch file if
you prefer that.

Here is the relevant part of the NEWS file:



    o   new function mosaicplot().

    o	xy.coords(.) has a  "recycle = FALSE" argument,	 used in text().

    o	RNGtype() allows to choose different Random Number Generators.

    o	print.default(.) now also works with a `right = TRUE' argument.
	{{ print.matrix(.) is bound to become deprecated... }}

    o	new help page `Memory' on the usage of command line options
	--vsize and --nsize. Error message if R runs out of memory
	points to help(Memory).

    o	rowsum() and improved na.omit() added from survival4
    o	backsolve(.) has new arguments "upper.tri = TRUE,  transpose = FALSE"

    o	hist() has new "right = TRUE" argument;	 
	"right = FALSE" gives  [a,b) intervals

    o	help() has "htmlhelp" argument, allowing to suppress htmlhelp after
	help.start().  This is desired for ESS.

    o   quantile(.) has an "names = TRUE" argument for speed.
	It is much better documented now.


    o	build-help --dosnames should now also work for text help,
	latex and examples.

    o	seq() should work better now (fuzz-factor 1e-7 inserted)

    o	multiple arguments to return caused value to be a pairlist

    o	data.frame choked on long names from deparse()

    o	data.edit now works (dataedit doesn't need pairlist()s anymore)

    o	as.pairlist(NULL) is ok

    o	ts(1:5, start=2, end=4) now work.  Further plot(ts(..), ts(..))

    o	eigen() returns $vectors in any case [S compat].

    o	apply(cbind(1,1:9, 2, quantile) doesn't drop quantile names anymore

    o	array(1, dim=(1:3)[c(F,F,F)]) is now valid == array(1,NULL) == c(1);
	the same for array(a,d, list())

    o	fix problem with step() and offsets

    o	drop attributes on matrix subsetting

    o	kappa(.) now works [dtrco now in load table (ROUTINES)].

    o	pmin() and pmax() now preserve attributes.

    o	handle null models arising in drop1(), step, etc.

    o	partial matching problem with $ indexing

    o	matplot(.) works with lwd (vectors)

    o	par("cex.axis") now has the desired effect...

    o	which(.) now omits NAs in its argument.

    o	rbind.data.frame caused character-to-factor coercion a bit too often

    o	couple of messups in dotplot

    o	z[[1]] <- ~x probl fixed as suggested by J.Lindsey 

    o   do_modelframe could lose contrast attributes

    o	"make check" needed standardisation of locale

    o	unlist(...,recursive=F) got names wrong

   O__  ---- Peter Dalgaard             Blegdamsvej 3  
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