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  •  30 Jan 2002 15:47
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    Release Notes: This is a patch upgrade, fixing the most important bugs that cropped up after the 1.4.0 release.

    •  20 Dec 2001 18:29
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      Release Notes: This is a major upgrade with dozens of new features. Transparency is now supported on most graphics devices. The ability to shade by lines was added to the barplot(), hist(), legend(), piechart(), polygon(), and rect() functions. A "methods" package has been added, containing formal classes and methods ("S4" methods) which implement the description in the book "Programming with Data". The save() and save.image() functions now take a "compress" option to allow compression of data files. The GNOME graphical user interface was improved.

      •  04 Sep 2001 11:25
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        Release Notes: Help pages are now viewed in "less" is (where available). Small bugfixes and improvements added.

        •  26 Jun 2001 10:56
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          Release Notes: This is a major release, containing dozens of new features and enhancements. The connections system was much improved, allowing you to specify a URL, pipe, fifo or compressed file almost everywhere you formerly could use a plain file for input or output. New date/time classes, formula interfaces for classical tests, improved usage of LAPACK and BLAS.

          •  09 May 2001 09:32
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            Release Notes: This mainly adds fixes to the Macintosh port, but it also has a number of bugfixes for all versions.

            •  13 Mar 2001 22:38
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              Release Notes: A Macintosh port, and a couple of minor bugfixes.

              •  16 Jan 2001 23:43
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                Release Notes: This is mainly a bug-fix release. New features include factor analysis (factanal, varimax, promax), the ability to transfer binary data to and from connections, and Sd2Rd now handling S4-style documentation. See the NEWS file for details.

                •  15 Dec 2000 17:52
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                  Release Notes: The most important change is a new memory management system using a generational garbage collector, which improves performance. The workspace is no longer statically sized, and both the vector heap and the number of nodes can grow (or shrink) as needed. R comes now with 2 new manuals: ``The R language definition'' covering the language per se and ``R Data Import/Export'' describing data exchange with other software, databases, etc. There are lots of other new features, please see the NEWS file for details.

                  •  16 Aug 2000 12:03
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                    Release Notes: This is mainly a bugfix release. New features include the ability for help to search in all installed packages, improved detection of Tcl/Tk at configure time, a new test for trend in proportions (prop.trend.test()), and a new argument to write.table(), called `dec', for setting the decimal separator.

                    •  15 Jun 2000 16:47
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                      Release Notes: A new package tcltk, providing interface and language bindings for TCL/Tk, separation of the X11 support code into a shared library to compile and run R without X, ability to build Mathlib as a standalone library, many interface enhancements to the data editor, new function dev.copy2eps(), and new devices for direct creation of JPEG and PNG bitmaps.

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