• cwbtools v0.3.3 'Hemicycle' brings Europarl closer.

    cwbtools v0.3.3 ‘Hemicycle’ brings Europarl closer. As an immediate follow-up to cwbtools v0.3.2 “Il Postino”, a new cwbtools version (v0.3.3, “Hemicycle”) just made it to CRAN. This has become necessary to fix errors with the Solaris and Fedora test environments of CRAN that occurred because v0.3.2 expanded test coverage. Changes...


  • cwbtools v0.3.2 'Il Postino' solidifies corpus download.

    RcppCWB v0.3.2 ‘Il Postino’ solidifies corpus download. A new, previously unknown bug users reported when trying to use the GermaParl package to download and install the GermaParl corpus (function germaparl_install_corpus()) generated some urgency to release of a new version of the cwbtools R package: We suddenly saw errors (false positives!)...


  • RcppCWB v0.3.2 'Dune Ride' ensures Apple Silicon compatibility.

    RcppCWB v0.3.2 ‘Dune Ride’ ensures Apple Silicon compatibility. Apple’s new M1 chip has deservedly raised significant attention. The new Mac minis and 13 inch Macbook Pros running on “Apple Silicon” are fast, energy-saving and affordable at the same time. No doubt an increasing number of polmineR users will work on...


  • GermaParl v1.5.1 'Drunken Sailor' Released

    GermaParl v1.5.1 ‘Drunken Sailor’ Released The GermaParl package is back at CRAN. The most recent version (v1.5.1) that has just been released is the first one I expect to pass all checks on all systems. If nothing goes wrong, it will be the first fully portable version of the GermaParl...


  • polmineR v0.8.4 'Unicorn Dream' Released

    polmineR v0.8.4 ‘Unicorn Dream’ Released A new version of polmineR (v0.8.4) is available at CRAN. Why do I call this release “Unicorn Dream”? A unicorn dream is much better than a Unicode nightmare… The predominant focus of the new release is portability. CRAN checks for Solaris reported an issue on...