A brandnew and very exciting (to us, at least) package called
pinp just arrived on CRAN, following a somewhat unnecessarily long passage out of incoming. It is based on the PNAS LaTeX Style offered by the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, or PNAS for short. And there is already a Markdown version in the wonderful rticles packages.
And so we did by changing a few things (font, color, use of natbib and
Chicago.bst for references, removal of a bunch of extra PNAS-specific formalities from the frontpage) and customized a number of other things for easier use by vignettes directly from the YAML header (draft mode watermark, doi or url for packages, easier author naming in footer, bibtex file and more).
We are quite pleased with the result which seems ready for the next Rcpp release---see e.g., these two teasers:
We have few more things planned (i.e., switching to single column mode, turning on linenumbers at least in one-column mode).
A new version of drat arrived earlier today on CRAN as another no-human-can-delay-this automatic upgrade directly from the CRAN prechecks. It is mostly a maintenance release ensuring
PACKAGES.rds is also updated, plus some minor other edits.
drat stands for drat R Archive Template, and helps with easy-to-create and easy-to-use repositories for R packages. Since its inception in early 2015 it has found reasonably widespread adoption among R users because repositories with marked releases is the better way to distribute code.
NEWS file summarises the release as follows:
Changes in drat version 0.1.3 (2017-09-16)
PACKAGES.rds, if present, is also inserted in repo
Updated 'README.md' removing stale example URLs (#63)
Use https to fetch Travis CI script from r-travis