According to its blog, the biggest change is that Babel has been restructured to be as “modular as possible,” and its transformers have been rewritten as plug-ins using the same API. Overall, the language processing is easier to customize, and the API has been improved.
R Consortium announces first grant
The R Consortium has announced its first grant will go to a new service designed for developing, building, testing and validating R packages. The R Consortium was set up to help support the R user community and to advance infrastructure supporting the R programming language. The new service, R-Hub, aims to simplify the R package development process, provide free services to the community, and pre-test CRAN package submissions.
“R-Hub will modernize and improve the entire process of developing and testing R packages,” said Hadley Wickham, Infrastructure Steering Committee Chair of the R Consortium. “We are dedicating a large portion of R Consortium resources to help fund projects that will help sustain the technical growth of the R community. We very much look forward to it.”