R 3.4.0 released

R 3.4.0 was released some days ago. A compatibility update to RStudio is also available.

The repositories at this site and obviously also at CRAN now contain package binary distributions for R 3.4.x and R 3.3.x.

One major change in this release is that the JIT (just in time) compiler is enabled by default. I have not done any benchmarking yet.

I have written a page explaining how to upgrade your R installation.

The code examples in my book Learn R …as you learnt your mother tongue continue to work as expected. However not all the package updates for R 3.4.0 are yet in CRAN. In package ‘gganimate’ function gg_animate() has been renamed gganimate().

The code examples in our book R for Photobiology: Theory and recipes for common calculations run without problems. Due to recent updates to the packages in my R for Photobiology Suite, used in the book examples, fewer warnings than earlier are triggered.

R 3.3.3 has been released

It is always best to keep R up-to-date. This is not a major release, but instead mostly a bug fix release.

If you are using R on MS-Windows then you can very painlessly upgrade R with package ‘installr’. These are the needed steps, that should be carried out not in RStudio but in RGUI (i.e. double click the R icon on your desktop).

At the console enter:

install.packages("installr") # install
setInternet2(TRUE) # only for R versions older than 3.3.0
installr::updateR() # updating R.

 

Follow the prompts. I suggest that you copy and update the packages in the library.

R 3.3.2 has been released

It is always best to keep R up-to-date. This is not a major release, but instead mostly a bug fix release.

If you are using R on MS-Windows then you can very painlessly upgrade R with package ‘installr’. This are the needed steps, that should be carried not in RStudio but in RGUI (i.e. double click the R icon on your desktop).

At the console enter:

install.packages("installr") # install
setInternet2(TRUE) # only for R versions older than 3.3.0
installr::updateR() # updating R.

 

Follow the prompts. I suggest that you copy and update the packages in the library.

RStudio 1.0.0

If you use R, you are most likely also using RStudio. If not, you probably would benefit from using it.

The new release adds many features, some useful for developers, but also many that make everyday data analysis a breeze. I have been using the preview for a long time, so I can tell that the update is very much worthwhile to install.

The details are described in a blog post at the RStudio site.