R 3.1.0 (codename “Spring Dance“) was released today!
You can get the source code from
or wait for it to be mirrored at a CRAN site nearer to you. Binaries for various platforms will appear in due course.
The full list of new features and bug fixes is provided below.
Upgrading to R 3.1.0
You can download the latest version from here.
If you are using Windows, it might take another 24 hours until you could update R. For convenience, you can 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 (0.14.0) was released a week ago to CRAN, and it is recommended to upgrade to it, since it is now more robust for various extreme cases of upgrading R.
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: