Thu, 11 Jan 2024

digest 0.6.34 on CRAN: Maintanance

Release 0.6.34 of the digest package arrived at CRAN today and has also been uploaded to Debian already.

digest creates hash digests of arbitrary R objects. It can use a number different hashing algorithms (md5, sha-1, sha-256, sha-512, crc32, xxhash32, xxhash64, murmur32, spookyhash, blake3, and crc32c), and ebales easy comparison of (potentially large and nested) R language objects as it relies on the native serialization in R. It is a mature and widely-used package (with 63.8 million downloads just on the partial cloud mirrors of CRAN which keep logs) as many tasks may involve caching of objects for which it provides convenient general-purpose hash key generation to quickly identify the various objects.

(Oh and we also just passed the 20th anniversary of the initial CRAN upload. Time flies, as they say.)

This release contains small (build-focussed) enhancements contributed by Michael Chirico, and another set of fixed for printf format warnings this time on Windows.

My CRANberries provides a summary of changes to the previous version. For questions or comments use the issue tracker off the GitHub repo.

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