R 3.1.1 (codename “Sock it to Me“) was released today! You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here). The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below.
Upgrading to R 3.1.1 on Windows
If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the installr package. Simply run the following code:
# installing/loading the latest installr package: install.packages("installr"); require(installr) #load / install+load installr updateR()
After running “updateR()”, the function will detect that R is available for you, and will download+install it (etc.).
Note that the latest installr version (0.15.3) was released just less than a month ago to CRAN, and it is recommended to upgrade to it, since it has more updated URLs to some software.
I try to keep the installr package updated and useful, so if you have any suggestions or remarks on the package – you are invited to leave a comment below.
If you use the global library system (as I do), you can run the following in the new version of R:
CHANGES IN R 3.1.1:
David smith gave a nice summary of the features here. And here is also the full list: