Thu, 08 Jan 2015

random 0.2.3

A new release of my random package for truly (hardware-based) random numbers as provided by is now on CRAN.

The main change is a switch to the curl() function from the eponymous package by Jeroen Ooms. This was caused by now using https instead of http, annd the fact that te url() function from R does not cope well with the redirect. Besides this (enforced) change, everything else remains the same.

Courtesy of CRANberries comes a diffstat report for this release. Current and previous releases are available here as well as on CRAN.

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