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R 2.15.3 is released

The final installment of the R 2.x series is now available: R 2.15.3 was released this morning. If you build R yourself, the source files can be downloaded from CRAN now; pre-built binaries for Windows, Mac and Linux will be available from the various CRAN mirrors over the next few days. This update mainly fixes a few minor bugs, and is a drop-in replacement for R 2.15.2. As announced in January, the next version of R will be R 3.0.0 and will be released in April. No major changes to the language are planned, but internally R will support larger objects to better make use of platforms with large amounts of RAM. This isn't likely to affect R users, but package authors (especially for packages using C code) should test their packages against the development version of R 3.0.0 now to avoid any surprises. R-announce mailing list: R 2.15.3 is released

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid