R 4.0.3

A minor update to R was released recently as version 4.0.3. As always it is recommended to keep R up-to-date. R for photobiology packages and their dependencies are not affected by this are previous updates and pass checks on R >= 3.6.0.

photobiologySensors 0.5.0

Package documentation web site at: https://docs.r4photobiology.info/photobiologySensors/

The main changes from version 0.4.0, the current CRAN version:

New

  • Rename member spectra by prepending suppliers’ names and rebuild sensors.mspct with ‘photobiology’ (0.10.5) which is now required.
  • Add data for angular responses saved in a list of data frames named diffusers.lst.
  • Update the User Guide.

Backward incompatibilities

Code breaking because of renaming of members of the collection of sensor response spectra.

NOTE: The updated package has been submitted to CRAN.

Please raise issues concerning bugs or enhancements to this package through Bitbucket at https://bitbucket.org/aphalo/photobiologySensors/issues

R 4.0.1 and R 4.0.2

Two minor updates to R were released recently. R 4.0.1 contained a major bug under MS-Windows (affecting R-commander), so it was very soon followed by R 4.0.2 that fixes the problem. As always it is recommended to keep R up-to-date. R for photobiology packages and their dependencies are not affected and pass checks on R >= 3.6.0.

photobiologyFilters 0.5.0

The main changes from version 0.4.4, the current CRAN version, released 18 months ago are:

  • Code breaking! Names of some member spectra in the collection have been modified. In most cases, the change is the addition of the name of the supplier (e.g. filters.mspct$RG9 has become filters.mspct$Schott_RG9 ).
  • Rebuild data objects with current version of  ‘photobiology’ package (0.9.28).
  • Add data for MIDOPT filters released in the mean time.
  • Add data for an assortment photography filters of various brands.
  • Add data for the old “WG” UV pass filters from Schott, which have been replaced some years ago by “N-WG” filters.
  • Improve the metadata and documentation.

Documentation web site at http://docs.r4photobiology.info/photobiologyFilters/.

NOTE: The updated package is in CRAN.

Please raise issues concerning bugs or enhancements to this package through Bitbucket at https://bitbucket.org/aphalo/photobiologyfilters/issues