[R-sig-ME] Status of the development package lme4a

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Mon Jun 28 16:36:53 CEST 2010

Dirk says that Rcpp 0.8.3 has been uploaded to CRAN.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org>
Date: Sun, Jun 27, 2010 at 6:07 PM
Subject: Re: Status of the development package lme4a
To: Douglas Bates <bates at stat.wisc.edu>
Cc: R-mixed models mailing list <r-sig-mixed-models at r-project.org>,
RomainAndDirk <RomainAndDirk at r-enthusiasts.com>, Stefan Theussl
<stefan.theussl at wu-wien.ac.at>, Kurt Hornik
<Kurt.Hornik at wu-wien.ac.at>, David Meyer <David.Meyer at wu-wien.ac.at>,
"Doran, Harold" <HDoran at air.org>, "Bliese, Paul D LTC USAMH"
<paul.bliese at us.army.mil>, Maritza Dowling <nmdowlin at biostat.wisc.edu>

On 25 June 2010 at 15:39, Douglas Bates wrote:
| I have switched to using the marvelous Rcpp package created by Dirk
| Eddelbuettel and Romain François, which I heartily recommend to those
| writing C++/C code to be loaded into R.  Recently Romain has been on a
| "code rant" creating "syntactic sugar" that makes it much easier to
| write expressions using R vectors in C++ and it has just been too
| tempting for me to use these capabilities.  That is why binary
| packages are not available. Some of the code in the lme4a package
| depends on the "Rcpp du jour", more or less, and doesn't build on
| systems like win-builder or R-forge because of that dependency.  When
| Dirk and Romain are ready to release Rcpp_0.8.3 to CRAN we'll be able
| to pursue making binary packages available.

Thank you for the very kind words about Rcpp, and the ongoing encouragement.

Version 0.8.3 of Rcpp is now in the incoming/ directory of CRAN, and should
find its way onto the mirrors in the next few days (unless Kurt et al find
fault with it).

Rcpp-related question will be welcomed at the rcpp-devel list.  (Which is
subscriber-only, as I suppose r-sig-mixed-model is so if someone could
forward my post there I'd appreciate it).

 Regards, Dirk

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