R-beta: R-0.61.2 released

Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
17 Mar 1998 14:52:44 +0100

To: r-announce@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: R-beta: R-0.61.2 released
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk>
Date: 17 Mar 1998 14:52:44 +0100

R-0.61.2.tgz is now available from the Auckland FTP site, from where
it should spread to the CRAN sites during the next day or two. Unless
you're in a big hurry or actually living in New Zealand, please don't
get it from Auckland. 

There is also an R-0.61.1-0.61.2.diff.gz which can be used to patch an
existing R-0.61.1. Instructions for patching are in the VERSION file
in same directory.

This release mainly fixes a number of trivial bugs (segfaults from
strange constructions and the like). One major change is that the
changes to factor coercion that was introduced previously was deemed
to be buggy after all, so now as.numeric(factor(100,200)) == 1:2
again. A few features was also allowed to trickle down from the 0.62
as-yet-unreleased version.

Jim Lindsey will probably be disappointed in finding that his
favourite model formula bugs are still there. This is not because we
disagree that they are bugs or have forgotten all about them, but
fixing it turned out to require more substantial changes than we cared
to introduce in a patch release.

This release was made primarily to be included in the Debian Linux 2.0
release. For this reason the problems with non-GNU make programs have
not been touched at all.

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