[R-pkgs] new version of fda fixes bug in pca.fd and supports library(Matrix)

Spencer Graves spencer.graves at prodsyse.com
Thu May 17 05:12:57 CEST 2012

Hello, All:

	  fda_2.2.8 (functional data analysis) is now available on CRAN.  This 
revision includes the following improvements:

		    1.  A bug in pca.fd has been fixed.

		    2.  Many functions have a new argument "returnMatrix", which if 
TRUE allows the function to use the sparse matrix representations in 
library(Matrix).  This should allow users to solve some larger problems 
and provides a speed advantage in a few cases.

		    3.  A few other minor bugs have been fixed including problems with 
some of the script files in system.files('scripts', package='fda').

	  A package using the returnMatrix argument will also need Matrix in 
the dependencies in DESCRIPTION and something like import(Matrix) in 
NAMESPACE.  Each use will require adding returnMatrix = TRUE to an 
appropriate fda function call.

       Best Wishes,
Jim Ramsay, Giles Hooker, Spencer Graves

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