M icrosoft R Open 3.2.4, Microsoft’s enhanced distribution of R , is now available for download from mran.microsoft.com . This update is based on R 3.2.4-revised , and includes several improvements and some minor bug fixes from the R Core Group . Improvements include long-vector support for the
smooth function, a new
stringsAsFactors options when using
rbind with data frames, and better rounding from the
summary function in the presence of some infinite values.
This release uses a CRAN snapshot taken on April 1, 2016 as the default package repository. Many packages have been updated since the release of MRO 3.2.3, including implementations of the Bayesian bootstrap , deep boosting , multivariate and fuzzy random forests , and balanced sampling . There’s a summary of package changes provided in the package spotlight for Microsoft R Open 3.2.4 . And as always, you can use packages released or updated since April 1 by using the checkpoint package , and browse updates to CRAN with the CRAN Time Machine on MRAN .
To download Microsoft R Open 3.2.4, visit MRAN at the link below. Don’t forget to also download the Math Library for your platform to enable the performance improvements , and (if you don’t have an R development environment installed already), R Tools for Visual Studio or RStudio . If you have questions about Microsoft R Open, check the FAQ or the new forum on MSDN , or ask here in the comments.