Mon, 14 Jan 2008

littler 0.1.0 released

I've just rolled up release 0.1.0 of r (pronounced littler). A few changes made it into this release:
  • A new option -l (with long form --packages) to load packages into the R session. This is useful when you have data-processing one-liners as it does away with the explicit library(foo) inside your actual R expression. For added bonus, library() is wrapped in a suppressMessage() call.
  • The --no-restore option is now passed to the embedded R session.
  • Argument handling was improved / corrected for a corner case.
  • Output shown by --help was improved.
  • The manual page and README were updated accordingly.
  • The datasets package will now be autoloaded.
  • Two minor fixes went into bootstrap, the wrapper around autotools and friends.
  • The cache-clearing part of the R package updater example update.r was improved.
  • We added some comparisons to Rscript in the timing tests.

As usual, our code in our svn archive, on my r page, and in the local directory here. A fresh package is in Debian's incoming queue, and Jeff's littler page at Vanderbilt should reflect the new release soon too.

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