GFortran Issues with LAPACK

Recent version of the GNU Fortran compiler (7, 8, 9) include optimizations that break interoperability between C and Fortran code with BLAS/LAPACK. The compiled code of BLAS/LAPACK corrupts stack, often resulting in crashes. This impacts R, R packages directly calling into BLAS/LAPACK, and all other…

Common PROTECT Errors
This post presents the most common PROTECT bugs present in packages, based on manual inspection of ~100…
HCL-Based Color Palettes in grDevices
Starting with R 3.6.0 a new hcl.colors() function is available in grDevices, providing a wide range…
Use of C++ in Packages
About 20% packages from CRAN and BIOC repositories include some native code and more than a half of…
Managing Search Path Conflicts
Starting with R 3.6.0 the library() and require() functions allow more control over handling search…
Managing Search Path Conflicts
Starting with R 3.6.0 the library() and require() functions allow more control over handling search…
Staged Install
This text is about a new feature in R, staged installation of packages. It may be of interest to package…
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