A new release of the dang package arrived at CRAN a couple of hours ago, exactly eight months after the previous release. The dang package regroups a few functions of mine that had no other home as for example
lsos() from a StackOverflow question from 2009 (!!), the overbought/oversold price band plotter from an older blog post, the market monitor from the last release as well the
checkCRANStatus() function recently tweeted about by Tim Taylor.
This release regroups a few small edits to several functions, adds a sample function for character encoding reading and conversion using a library already used by R (hence “look Ma, no new depends”), adds a weekday helper, and a sample usage (computing rolling min/max values) of a new simple vector class added to tidyCpp (and the function and class need to get another blog post or study …), and an experimental
git sha1sum and date marker (as I am not the fan of autogenerated binaries from repos as opposed to marked released meaning: we may see different binary release with the same version number).
The full NEWS entry follows.
Updated continuous integration to run on Linux only.
More robust title display in
New C++-based function to read and convert encoding via the R-supplied
iconvlibrary, noted a potential variability.
wdayreturning day of the week as
The signature to
A new function
rollMinMaxwas added illustrating use of the
NumVecclass from tidyCpp.
configurescript can record the last commit date and sha1 to automate timestamping builds, but not activated in this release.
checkCRANStatus()now works correctly for single-package lookups (Jordan Mark Barbone in #4).
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