[R-pkgs] glmnet_1.6 uploaded to CRAN

Trevor Hastie hastie at stanford.edu
Wed Apr 20 04:15:14 CEST 2011

We have submitted glmnet_1.6 to CRAN

This version has an improved convergence criterion, and it also uses
a variable screening algorithm that dramatically reduces the time
to convergence (while still producing the exact solutions).
The speedups in some cases are by a factors of 20 to 50, depending on
the particular problem and loss function.

See our paper http://www-stat.stanford.edu/~tibs/ftp/strong.pdf 
"Strong Rules for Discarding Predictors in Lasso-type Problems"
for details of this screening method.

  Trevor Hastie                                   hastie at stanford.edu  
  Professor, Department of Statistics, Stanford University
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