creates hash digests of arbitrary R objects. It can use a number
different hashing algorithms (
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
(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
format warnings this time on Windows.
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