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What is a good IDE for R on Linux

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If you have ever done some statistics, it is possible that you have encountered the language R. If you have not, I really recommend this open source programming language which is tailored for statistics and data mining. Coming from a coding background, you might be thrown off a bit by the syntax, but hopefully you will get seduced by the speed of its vector operations. In short, try it. And to do so, what better way to start with an IDE? R being a cross platform language, there are a bunch of good IDEs which make data analysis in R far more pleasurable. If you are very attached to a particular editor, there are also some very good plugins to turn that editor into a fully-fledged R IDE.

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CRUX 3.2 Linux Distro Enters Development, First Release Candidate Out Now

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It's been more than a year since the release of CRUX 3.1, so the developers of the Linux kernel-based operating system have announced that the first Release Candidate of the upcoming CRUX 3.2 distribution is now available for download and testing.

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Solus Is Getting User Repositories

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The Solus developers are making progress with the operating systems, and they've updated a number of important packages and they've also announced that a user repository mechanism will be supported.

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  • Perl 6 is coming soon: What it will bring

    Perl 6, a long-awaited upgrade to the well-known scripting language, has gone into beta, with the general release planned for Christmastime.

    The upgrade went to beta late last month, Perl designer Larry Wall told InfoWorld on Wednesday, and the October monthly release will feature the first of two beta releases of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler. There been having monthly compiler releases for years, but the language definition has now stabilized. Wall added, “At this point we're optimizing, fixing bugs, and documenting, and I feel comfortable saying we can take a snapshot of whatever we have in December and call it the first production release.”

  • PEAR 1.10 Released With PHP 7 Support
  • Couchbase Server 4.0 introduces SQL-based query language N1QL (Nickel)

    Couchbase Server 4.0 is designed to give software application development pros a route to building more apps on Couchbase.

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  • Larry Wall Unveils Perl 6.0.0

    The first thing he did was thank Craigslist "for sponsoring me these last few years". On October 5th, 2015 Larry Wall addressed a crowd of geeks at San Francisco's Exploratorium, saying he couldn't properly express his gratitude to Craigslist. Then he acknowledged how long the development arc had been for Perl 6. "As the old joke goes, Perl 6 is coming out this Christmas." Only this time, he meant it.

  • The End of Linearity, git Implementation in Professional Services
  • Open Source JVM Application Deployment Tool: Capsule

    The process of deploying a piece of software to run on a computer is, perhaps surprisingly, not trivial. An application is a complicated creature that, when deployed, may find itself in unfamiliar environments where it interacts with different hardware, different infrastructure software, and other neighboring programs. Ensuring that an application survives and thrives is the responsibility of both its code and its deployment process. The balance between the two often depends on the languages, runtime and tools used to construct the program, and therefore, different deployment tools may be appropriate for different technology stacks.

  • Docker Founder Sets Up School to Help Next Generation of Developers

    The method for educating developers in Europe comes to American shores, via the new Holberton School, which uses project-based methods to train developers.

  • Rogue Wave Software Acquires PHP's Zend

    A month out from the launch of PHP 7, Rogue Wave Software has announced they've acquired Zend Technologies, the main company behind PHP for the enterprise.

  • Ken Thompson UNIX systems father

    Kenneth Thompson, or as they call him “Ken”, the creator of UNIX and co-inventor of the “C” language. He was born in February 1943, New Orleans, Louisiana. Ken is a computer scientist and co-winner of the A.M. Turing Award with Dennis Richie in 1983, this award is the highest honor in computer science. Thompson and Ritchie were jointly cited for development of generic operating systems theories and specifically for implementation of UNIX operating system which they invented at Bell Laboratories. Ken earned the Bachelor’s degree in 1965 and the Master’s degree in 1966 in electrical engineering field from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). He went to work at Bell Labs after graduation, where he worked first on the Multics project.

  • Open Source RAML Parsers for Various Languages Turn Up

    Earlier this month, ProgrammableWeb published an article featuring several standalone RAML API mocking tools that have surfaced on GitHub. Open source RAML Parsers for various languages have also recently turned up on GitHub such as PHP RAML Parser, RamlParser, RAML Ruby, and Pyraml-Parser. These RAML parsers are in addition to the Java, JavaScript, and .Net parsers created by RAML sponsor MuleSoft.

  • Apple’s Swift Breaks Into The Top 20 Programming Languages

    The results of RedMonk’s bi-annual programming language study provides some clues as to the answers they need. Since 2010, the developer research company has been rating and ranking the myriad languages that developers use on a regular basis, and the latest survey has actually thrown a few curve balls into the mix.

Larry Wall Unveils Perl 6.0.0

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The first thing he did was thank Craigslist "for sponsoring me these last few years". On October 5th, 2015 Larry Wall addressed a crowd of geeks at San Francisco's Exploratorium, saying he couldn't properly express his gratitude to Craigslist. Then he acknowledged how long the development arc had been for Perl 6. "As the old joke goes, Perl 6 is coming out this Christmas." Only this time, he meant it.

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Git 2.6.1 Open-Source Distributed Version Control System Adds Xdiff Changes

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The developers of the world's most popular free, cross-platform and open-source distributed version control system, Git, have announced the release and immediate availability for download of the first point release of Git 2.6 for all supported platforms.

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Launchpad Is Preparing for Snappy Packages, More Improvements Coming

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The Launchpad developers are working around the clock to improve this repository, and it looks like they intend to make it fully compatible with the upcoming Snappy packages.

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RapidDisk / RapidCache 3.4 now available.

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RapidDisk is an advanced Linux RAM Disk which consists of a collection of modules and an administration tool. Features include: Dynamically allocate RAM as block device. Use them as stand alone disk drives or even map them as caching nodes to slower local disk drives.

I pushed 3.4 into the mainline earlier this morning. Changes include:

Wine Announcement

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The Wine development release 1.7.52 is now available.

What's new in this release (see below for details):
- Unicode data updated to Unicode 8.0.0.
- Some implementation of the Web Services DLL.
- More Direct3D 11 interfaces.
- A few more functions in the C++ runtime.
- Output standard glyph names in the PostScript driver.
- Various bug fixes.

The source is available from the following locations:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.52.tar.bz2
http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/wine/source/1.7/wine-1.7.52.tar.bz2

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