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PR/14898 CVS commit: pkgsrc/math/R
The following reply was made to PR pkg/14898; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: "Wen Heping" <wen%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: PR/14898 CVS commit: pkgsrc/math/R
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:08:48 +0000
Module Name: pkgsrc
Committed By: wen
Date: Mon Dec 17 09:08:47 UTC 2012
pkgsrc/math/R: Makefile PLIST distinfo
pkgsrc/math/R/patches: patch-ac patch-ad patch-src_main_format.c
Update to 2.15.1
Approved by wiz@
CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.15.1:
o source() now uses withVisible() rather than
.Internal(eval.with.vis). This sometimes alters tracebacks
o install.packages("pkg_version.tgz") on Mac OS X now has sanity
checks that this is actually a binary package (as people have
tried it with incorrectly named source packages).
o splineDesign() and spline.des() in package splines have a new
option sparse which can be used for efficient construction of a
sparse B-spline design matrix (_via_ Matrix).
o norm() now allows type = "2" (the 'spectral' or 2-norm) as well,
mainly for didactical completeness.
o pmin() and pmax()) now also work when one of the inputs is of
length zero and others are not, returning a zero-length vector,
analogously to, say, +.
o colorRamp() (and hence colorRampPalette()) now also works for the
boundary case of just one color when the ramp is flat.
o qqline() has new optional arguments distribution, probs and
qtype, following the example of lattice's panel.qqmathline().
o .C() gains some protection against the misuse of character vector
arguments. (An all too common error is to pass character(N),
which initializes the elements to "", and then attempt to edit
the strings in-place, sometimes forgetting to terminate them.)
o Calls to the new function globalVariables() in package utils
declare that functions and other objects in a package should be
treated as globally defined, so that CMD check will not note
o print(packageDescription(*)) trims the Collate field by default.
o The included copy of zlib has been updated to version 1.2.7.
o A new option "show.error.locations" has been added. When set to
TRUE, error messages will contain the location of the most recent
call containing source reference information. (Other values are
supported as well; see ?options.)
o The NA warning messages from e.g. pchisq() now report the call to
the closure and not that of the .Internal.
o Added Polish translations by <c5><81>ukasz Daniel.
o In package parallel, makeForkCluster() and the multicore-based
functions use native byte-order for serialization (deferred from
o lm.fit(), lm.wfit(), glm.fit() and lsfit() do less copying of
objects, mainly by using .Call() rather than .Fortran().
o .C() and .Fortran() do less copying: arguments which are raw,
logical, integer, real or complex vectors and are unnamed are not
copied before the call, and (named or not) are not copied after
the call. Lists are no longer copied (they are supposed to be
used read-only in the C code).
o tabulate() makes use of .C(DUP = FALSE) and hence does not copy
bin. (Suggested by Tim Hesterberg.) It also avoids making a
copy of a factor argument bin.
o Other functions (often or always) doing less copying include
cut(), dist(), the complex case of eigen(), hclust(), image(),
kmeans(), loess(), stl() and svd(LINPACK = TRUE).
o There is less copying when using primitive replacement functions
such as names(), attr() and attributes().
DEPRECATED AND DEFUNCT:
o The converters for use with .C() (see ?getCConverterDescriptions)
are deprecated: use the .Call() interface instead. There are no
known examples (they were never fully documented).
o For R CMD check, a few people have reported problems with
junctions on Windows (although they were tested on Windows 7, XP
and Server 2008 machines and it is unknown under what
circumstances the problems occur). Setting the environment
variable R_WIN_NO_JUNCTIONS to a non-empty value (e.g. in
~/.R/check.Renviron) will force copies to be used instead.
o R CMD INSTALL with _R_CHECK_INSTALL_DEPENDS_ set to a true value
(as done by R CMD check --as-cran) now restricts the packages
available when lazy-loading as well as when test-loading (since
packages such as ETLUtils and agsemisc had top-level calls to
library() for undeclared packages).
This check is now also available on Windows.
o C entry points mkChar and mkCharCE now check that the length of
the string they are passed does not exceed 2^31-1 bytes: they
used to overflow with unpredictable consequences.
o C entry points R_GetCurrentSrcref and R_GetSrcFilename have been
added to the API to allow debuggers access to the source
references on the stack.
o Windows-specific changes will now be announced in this file
(NEWS). Changes up and including R 2.15.0 remain in the CHANGES
o There are two new environment variables which control the
defaults for command-line options.
If R_WIN_INTERNET2 is set to a non-empty value, it is as if
--internet2 was used.
If R_MAX_MEM_SIZE is set, it gives the default memory limit if
--max-mem-size is not specified: invalid values being ignored.
o lsfit() lost the names from the residuals.
o More cases in which merge() could create a data frame with
duplicate column names now give warnings. Cases where names
specified in by match multiple columns are errors.
o Nonsense uses such as seq(1:50, by = 5) (from package plotrix)
and seq.int(1:50, by = 5) are now errors.
o The residuals in the 5-number summary printed by summary() on an
"lm" object are now explicitly labelled as weighted residuals
when non-constant weights are present. (Wish of PR#14840.)
o tracemem() reported that all objects were copied by .C() or
.Fortran() whereas only some object types were ever copied.
It also reported and marked as copies _some_ transformations such
as rexp(n, x): it no longer does so.
o The plot() method for class "stepfun" only used the optional xval
argument to compute xlim and not the points at which to plot (as
o Names containing characters which need to be escaped were not
deparsed properly. (PR#14846)
o Trying to update (recommended) packages in R_HOME/library without
write access is now dealt with more gracefully. Further, such
package updates may be skipped (with a warning), when a newer
installed version is already going to be used from .libPaths().
o hclust() is now fast again (as up to end of 2003), with a
different fix for the "median"/"centroid" problem. (PR#4195).
o get_all_vars() failed when the data came entirely from vectors in
the global environment. (PR#14847)
o R CMD check with _R_CHECK_NO_RECOMMENDED_ set to a true value (as
done by the --as-cran option) could issue false errors if there
was an indirect dependency on a recommended package.
o formatC() uses the C entry point str_signif which could write
beyond the length allocated for the output string.
o Missing default argument added to implicit S4 generic for
o Some bugs have been fixed in handling load actions that could
fail to export assigned items or generate spurious warnings in
CMD check on loading.
o For tiff(type = "windows"), the numbering of per-page files
except the last was off by one.
o On Windows, loading package stats (which is done for a default
session) would switch line endings on stdout and stderr from CRLF
to LF. This affected Rterm and R CMD BATCH.
o On Windows, the compatibility function x11() had not kept up with
changes to windows(), and issued warnings about bad parameters.
o On Windows, the Sys.glob() function did not handle UNC paths as
it was designed to try to do. (PR#14884)
o In package parallel, clusterApply() and similar failed to handle
a (pretty pointless) length-1 argument. (PR#14898)
o Quartz Cocoa display reacted asynchronously to dev.flush() which
means that the redraw could be performed after the plot has been
already modified by subsequent code. The redraw is now done
synchronously in dev.flush() to allow animations without sleep
o Source locations reported in traceback() were incorrect when
byte-compiled code was on the stack.
o plogis(x, lower = FALSE, log.p = TRUE) no longer underflows early
for large x (e.g. 800).
o ?Arithmetic's "1 ^ y and y ^ 0 are 1, _always_" now also applies
for integer vectors y.
o X11-based pixmap devices like png(type = "Xlib") were trying to
set the cursor style, which triggered some warnings and hangs.
o Code executed by the built-in HTTP server no longer allows other
HTTP clients to re-enter R until the current worker evaluation
finishes, to prevent cascades.
o The plot() and Axis() methods for class "table" now respect
graphical parameters such as cex.axis. (Reported by Martin
o Under some circumstances package.skeleton() would give out
progress reports that could not be translated and so were
displayed by question marks. Now they are always in English.
(This was seen for CJK locales on Windows, but may have occurred
o The evaluator now keeps track of source references outside of
functions, e.g. when source() executes a script.
o The replacement method for window() now works correctly for
multiple time series of class "mts". (PR#14925)
o is.unsorted() gave incorrect results on non-atomic objects such
as data frames. (Reported by Matthew Dowle.)
o The value returned by tools::psnice() for invalid pid values was
not always NA as documented.
o Closing an X11() window while locator() was active could abort
the R process.
o getMethod(f, sig) produced an incorrect error message in some
cases when f was not a string).
o Using a string as a "call" in an error condition with
options(showErrorCalls=TRUE) could cause a segfault. (PR#14931)
o The string "infinity" allowed by C99 was not accepted as a
numerical string value by e.g. scan() and as.character().
o In legend(), setting some entries of lwd to NA was inconsistent
(depending on the graphics device) in whether it would suppress
those lines; now it consistently does so. (PR#14926)
o by() failed for a zero-row data frame. (Reported by Weiqiang
o Yates correction in chisq.test() could be bigger than the terms
it corrected, previously leading to an infinite test statistic in
some corner cases which are now reported as NaN.
o xgettext() and related functions sometimes returned items that
were not strings for translation. (PR#14935)
o plot(<lm>, which=5) now correctly labels the factor level
combinations for the special case where all h[i,i] are the same.
CHANGES IN R VERSION 2.15.0:
SIGNIFICANT USER-VISIBLE CHANGES:
o The behaviour of unlink(recursive = TRUE) for a symbolic link to
a directory has changed: it now removes the link rather than the
directory contents (just as rm -r does).
On Windows it no longer follows reparse points (including
junctions and symbolic links).
o Environment variable RD2DVI_INPUTENC has been renamed to
o .Deprecated() becomes a bit more flexible, getting an old
o Even data-only packages without R code need a namespace and so
may need to be installed under R 2.14.0 or later.
o assignInNamespace() has further restrictions on use apart from at
top-level, as its help page has warned. Expect it to be disabled
from programmatic use in the future.
o system() and system2() when capturing output report a non-zero
status in the new "status" attribute.
o kronecker() now has an S4 generic in package methods on which
packages can set methods. It will be invoked by X %x% Y if
either X or Y is an S4 object.
o pdf() accepts forms like file = "|lpr" in the same way as
o pdf() accepts file = NULL. This means that the device does NOT
create a PDF file (but it can still be queried, e.g., for font
o format() (and hence print()) on "bibentry" objects now uses
options("width") to set the output width.
o legend() gains a text.font argument. (Suggested by Tim Paine,
o nchar() and nzchar() no longer accept factors (as integer
vectors). (Wish of PR#6899.)
o summary() behaves slightly differently (or more precisely, its
print() method does). For numeric inputs, the number of NAs is
printed as an integer and not a real. For dates and datetimes,
the number of NAs is included in the printed output (the latter
being the wish of PR#14720).
The "data.frame" method is more consistent with the default
method: in particular it now applies zapsmall() to
o The number of items retained with options(warn = 0) can be set by
o There is a new function assignInMyNamespace() which uses the
namespace of the function it is called from.
o attach() allows the default name for an attached file to be
o bxp(), the work horse of boxplot(), now uses a more sensible
default xlim in the case where at is specified differently from
1:n, see the discussion on R-devel, <URL:
o New function paste0(), an efficient version of paste(*, sep=""),
to be used in many places for more concise (and slightly more
o Function setClass() in package methods now returns, invisibly, a
generator function for the new class, slightly preferred to
calling new(), as explained on the setClass help page.
o The "dendrogram" method of str() now takes its default for
last.str from option str.dendrogram.last.
o New simple fitted() method for "kmeans" objects.
o The traceback() function can now be called with an integer
argument, to display a current stack trace. (Wish of PR#14770.)
o setGeneric() calls can be simplified when creating a new generic
function by supplying the default method as the def argument.
o serialize() has a new option xdr = FALSE which will use the
native byte-order for binary serializations. In scenarios where
only little-endian machines are involved (these days, close to
universal) and (un)serialization takes an appreciable amount of
time this may speed up noticeably transferring data between
o The internal (un)serialization code is faster for long vectors,
particularly with XDR on some platforms. (Based on a suggested
patch by Michael Spiegel.)
o For consistency, circles with zero radius are omitted by points()
and grid.circle(). Previously this was device-dependent, but
they were usually invisible.
o NROW(x) and NCOL(x) now work whenever dim(x) looks appropriate,
e.g., also for more generalized matrices.
o PCRE has been updated to version 8.30.
o The internal R_Srcref variable is now updated before the browser
stops on entering a function. (Suggestion of PR#14818.)
o There are 'bare-bones' functions .colSums(), .rowSums(),
.colMeans() and .rowMeans() for use in programming where ultimate
speed is required.
o The formerly internal function .package_dependencies() from
package tools for calculating (recursive) (reverse) dependencies
on package databases has been renamed to package_dependencies()
and is now exported.
o There is a new function optimHess() to compute the (approximate)
Hessian for an optim() solution if hessian = TRUE was forgotten.
o .filled.contour() is a 'bare-bones' function to add a
filled-contour rectangular plot to an already prepared plot
o The stepping in debugging and single-step browsing modes has
changed slightly: now left braces at the start of the body are
stepped over for if statements as well as for for and while
statements. (Wish of PR#14814.)
o library() no longer warns about a conflict with a function from
package:base if the function has the same code as the base one
but with a different environment. (An example is Matrix::det().)
o When deparsing very large language objects, as.character() now
inserts newlines after each line of approximately 500 bytes,
rather than truncating to the first line.
o New function rWishart() generates Wishart-distributed random
o Packages may now specify actions to be taken when the package is
o options(max.print = Inf) and similar now give an error (instead
of warnings later).
o The "difftime" replacement method of units tries harder to
preserve other attributes of the argument. (Wish of PR#14839.)
o poly(raw = TRUE) no longer requires more unique points than the
degree. (Requested by John Fox.)
o There is a new function mcmapply(), a parallel version of
mapply(), and a wrapper mcMap(), a parallel version of Map().
o A default cluster can be registered by the new function
setDefaultCluster(): this will be used by default in functions
such as parLapply().
o clusterMap() has a new argument .scheduling to allow the use of
o There are new load-balancing functions parLapplyLB() and
o makePSOCKCluster() has a new option useXDR = FALSE which can be
used to avoid byte-shuffling for serialization when all the nodes
are known to be little-endian (or all big-endian).
o Non-ASCII vignettes without a declared encoding are no longer
o C/C++ code in packages is now compiled with -NDEBUG to mitigate
against the C/C++ function assert being called in production use.
Developers can turn this off during package development with
PKG_CPPFLAGS = -UNDEBUG.
o R CMD INSTALL has a new option --dsym which on Mac OS X (Darwin)
dumps the symbols alongside the .so file: this is helpful when
debugging with valgrind (and especially when installing packages
into R.framework). [This can also be enabled by setting the
undocumented environment variable PKG_MAKE_DSYM, since R 2.12.0.]
o R CMD INSTALL will test loading under all installed
sub-architectures even for packages without compiled code, unless
the flag --no-multiarch is used. (Pure R packages can do things
which are architecture-dependent: in the case which prompted
this, looking for an icon in a Windows R executable.)
o There is a new option install.packages(type = "both") which tries
source packages if binary packages are not available, on those
platforms where the latter is the default.
o The meaning of install.packages(dependencies = TRUE) has changed:
it now means to install the essential dependencies of the named
packages plus the Suggests, but only the essential dependencies
of dependencies. To get the previous behaviour, specify
dependencies as a character vector.
o R CMD INSTALL --merge-multiarch is now supported on OS X and
other Unix-alikes using multiple sub-architectures.
o R CMD INSTALL --libs-only now by default does a test load on
Unix-alikes as well as on Windows: suppress with --no-test-load.
o R CMD check now gives a warning rather than a note if it finds
inefficiently compressed datasets. With bzip2 and xz compression
having been available since R 2.10.0, it only exceptionally makes
sense to not use them.
The environment variable _R_CHECK_COMPACT_DATA2_ is no longer
consulted: the check is always done if _R_CHECK_COMPACT_DATA_ has
a true value (its default).
o Where multiple sub-architectures are to be tested, R CMD check
now runs the examples and tests for all the sub-architectures
even if one fails.
o R CMD check can optionally report timings on various parts of the
check: this is controlled by environment variable
_R_CHECK_TIMINGS_ documented in 'Writing R Extensions'. Timings
(in the style of R CMD BATCH) are given at the foot of the output
files from running each test and the R code in each vignette.
o There are new options for more rigorous testing by R CMD check
selected by environment variables - see the 'Writing R
o R CMD check now warns (rather than notes) on undeclared use of
other packages in examples and tests: increasingly people are
using the metadata in the DESCRIPTION file to compute information
about packages, for example reverse dependencies.
o The defaults for some of the options in R CMD check (described in
the 'R Internals' manual) have changed: checks for unsafe and
.Internal() calls and for partial matching of arguments in R
function calls are now done by default.
o R CMD check has more comprehensive facilities for checking
compiled code and so gives fewer reports on entry points linked
into .so/.dll files from libraries (including C++ and Fortran
Checking compiled code is now done on FreeBSD (as well as the
existing supported platforms of Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and
o R CMD build has more options for --compact-vignettes: see R CMD
o R CMD build has a new option --md5 to add an MD5 file (as done by
CRAN): this is used by R CMD INSTALL to check the integrity of
If this option is not specified, any existing (and probably
stale) MD5 file is removed.
DEPRECATED AND DEFUNCT:
o R CMD Rd2dvi is now defunct: use R CMD Rd2pdf.
o Options such --max-nsize, --max-vsize and the function
mem.limits() are now defunct. (Options --min-nsize and
--min-vsize remain available.)
o Use of library.dynam() without specifying all the first three
arguments is now disallowed.
Use of an argument chname in library.dynam() including the
extension .so or .dll (which was never allowed according to the
help page) is defunct. This also applies to
library.dynam.unload() and to useDynLib directives in NAMESPACE
o The internal functions .readRDS() and .saveRDS() are now defunct.
o The off-line help() types "postscript" and "ps" are defunct.
o Sys.putenv(), replaced and deprecated in R 2.5.0, is finally
o Some functions/objects which have been defunct for five or more
years have been removed completely. These include .Alias(),
La.chol(), La.chol2inv(), La.eigen(), Machine(), Platform(),
Version, codes(), delay(), format.char(), getenv(), httpclient(),
loadURL(), machine(), parse.dcf(), printNoClass(), provide(),
read.table.url(), restart(), scan.url(), symbol.C(), symbol.For()
o The ENCODING argument to .C() is deprecated. It was intended to
smooth the transition to multi-byte character strings, but can be
replaced by the use of iconv() in the rare cases where it is
o Building with a positive value of --with-valgrind-instrumentation
now also instruments logical, complex and raw vectors.
o Passing R objects other than atomic vectors, functions, lists and
environments to .C() is now deprecated and will give a warning.
Most cases (especially NULL) are actually coding errors. NULL
will be disallowed in future.
.C() now passes a pairlist as a SEXP to the compiled code. This
is as was documented, but pairlists were in reality handled
differently as a legacy from the early days of R.
o call_R and call_S are deprecated. They still exist in the
headers and as entry points, but are no longer documented and
should not be used for new code.
o str(x, width) now obeys its width argument also for function
headers and other objects x where deparse() is applied.
o The convention for x %/% 0L for integer-mode x has been changed
from 0L to NA_integer_. (PR#14754)
o The exportMethods directive in a NAMESPACE file now exports S4
generics as necessary, as the extensions manual said it does.
The manual has also been updated to be a little more informative
on this point.
It is now required that there is an S4 generic (imported or
created in the package) when methods are to be exported.
o Reference methods cannot safely use non-exported entries in the
namespace. We now do not do so, and warn in the documentation.
o The namespace import code was warning when identical S4 generic
functions were imported more than once, but should not (reported
by Brian Ripley, then Martin Morgan).
o merge() is no longer allowed (in some ways) to create a data
frame with duplicate column names (which confused PR#14786).
o Fixes for rendering raster images on X11 and Windows devices when
the x-axis or y-axis scale is reversed.
o getAnywhere() found S3 methods as seen from the utils namespace
and not from the environment from which it was called.
o selectMethod(f, sig) would not return inherited group methods
when caching was off (as it is by default).
o dev.copy2pdf(out.type = "cairo") gave an error. (PR#14827)
o Virtual classes (e.g., class unions) had a NULL prototype even if
that was not a legal subclass. See ?setClassUnion.
o The C prototypes for zdotc and zdotu in R_ext/BLAS.h have been
changed to the more modern style rather than that used by f2c.
(Patch by Berwin Turlach.)
o isGeneric() produced an error for primitives that can not have
o .C() or .Fortran() had a lack-of-protection error if the
registration information resulted in an argument being coerced to
o boxplot(x=x, at=at) with non finite elements in x and non integer
at could not generate a warning but failed.
o heatmap(x, symm=TRUE, RowSideColors=*) no longer draws the colors
in reversed order.
o predict(<ar>) was incorrect in the multivariate case, for p >= 2.
o print(x, max=m) is now consistent when x is a "Date"; also the
"reached ... max.print .." messages are now consistently using
o Closed the <li> tag in pages generated by Rd2HTML(). (PR#14841.)
o Axis tick marks could go out of range when a log scale was used.
o Signature objects in methods were not allocated as S4 objects
(caused a problem with trace() reported by Martin Morgan).
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cvs rdiff -u -r1.49 -r1.50 pkgsrc/math/R/distinfo
cvs rdiff -u -r1.27 -r1.28 pkgsrc/math/R/patches/patch-ac
cvs rdiff -u -r1.14 -r1.15 pkgsrc/math/R/patches/patch-ad
cvs rdiff -u -r1.2 -r1.3 pkgsrc/math/R/patches/patch-src_main_format.c
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