[R] [Rd] R 4.3.2 is released

Peter Dalgaard pd@me@ @end|ng |rom cb@@dk
Tue Oct 31 10:07:53 CET 2023

The build system rolled up R-4.3.2.tar.gz (codename "Eye Holes") this morning.

This is a minor update, with a few bug fixes.

The list below details the changes in this release. 

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.

For the R Core Team,

Peter Dalgaard

These are the checksums (md5 and SHA-256) for the freshly created files, in case you wish
to check that they are uncorrupted:

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This is the relevant part of the NEWS file



    * The default initialization of the "repos" option from the
      repositories file at startup can be skipped by setting
      environment variable R_REPOSITORIES to NULL such that
      getOption("repos") is empty if not set elsewhere.

    * qr.X() is now an implicit S4 generic in methods.

    * iconv(to = "ASCII//TRANSLIT") is emulated using substitution on
      platforms which do not support it (notably Alpine Linux).  This
      should give a human-readable conversion in ASCII on all platforms
      (rather than NA_character_).

    * trans3d() gains options continuous and verbose addressing the
      problem of possible "wrap around" when projecting too long
      curves, as reported by Achim Zeileis in PR#18537.

    * tools::showNonASCII() has been rewritten to work better on macOS
      14 (which has a changed implementation of iconv()).

    * tiff(type = "quartz") (the default on macOS) now warns if
      compression is specified: it continues to be ignored.


    * There is some support for building with Intel's LLVM-based
      compilers on x86_64 Linux, such as (C) icx, (C++) ipcx and
      (Fortran) ifx from oneAPI 2023.x.y.

    * There is support for using LLVM's flang-new as the Fortran
      compiler from LLVM 16.0.x (preferably 17.0.0 or later).


    * R CMD check reports the use of the Fortran 90 random number
      generator RANDOM_NUMBER() and the subroutines to initialize it.

      'Writing R Extensions' has example code to use R's RNGs from


    * substr(x, n, L) <- cc now works (more) correctly for multibyte
      UTF-8 strings x when L > nchar(x), thanks to a report and patch
      by 'Architect 95'.

    * contrib.url(character()) now returns 0-length character() as
      documented, which also avoids spurious warnings from
      available.packages() et al. in the edge case of an empty vector
      of repository URLs.

    * readChar(., 4e8) no longer fails, thanks to Kodi Arfer's report

    * lapply(<list>, as.data.frame) no longer warns falsely for some
      base vector components.

    * Communication between parent and child processes in the multicore
      part of parallel could fail on platforms that do not support an
      arbitrarily large payload in system functions read()/write() on
      pipes (seen on macOS where a restriction to INT_MAX bytes is
      documented, without doing a partial read unlike Linux). The
      payload is now split into 1Gb chunks to avoid that problem.

    * qqplot(x,y, conf.level=.) gives better confidence bounds when
      length(x) != length(y), thanks to Alexander Ploner's report and
      patch proposal (PR#18557).

    * norm(<0-length>, "2") now gives zero instead of an error, as all
      the other norm types, thanks to Mikael Jagan's PR#18542.

    * Build-stage Rd macros \packageAuthor and \packageMaintainer now
      process Authors using R, fixing NA results when the package DESCRIPTION
      omits Author and Maintainer fields.

    * Formatting and printing complex numbers could give things like
      0.1683-0i because of rounding error: -0i is now replaced by +0i.

    * postscript() refused to accept a title comment containing the
      letter "W" (PR#18599).

    * isoreg(c(1,Inf)) signals an error instead of segfaulting, fixing

    * tiff(type = "Xlib") was only outputting the last page of
      multi-page plots.

    * tools::latexToUtf8() again knows about \~{n} and other letters
      with tilde, fixing a regression in R 4.3.0, and about \^{i} as an
      alternative to \^{\i} (similarly with other accents).
      Furthermore, LaTeX codes for accented I letters are now correctly
      converted, also fixing related mistakes in

    * tar(*, tar = "internal") no longer creates out-of-spec tar files
      in the very rare case of user or group names longer than 32
      bytes, fixing PR#17871 with thanks to Ivan Krylov.

    * When using the "internal" timezone datetime code, adding a
      fraction of a second no longer adds one second, fixing PR#16856
      from a patch by Ivan Krylov.

    * tools::checkRd() no longer produces spurious notes about
      "unnecessary braces" from multi-line Rd results of \Sexpr macros.

Peter Dalgaard, Professor,
Center for Statistics, Copenhagen Business School
Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg, Denmark
Phone: (+45)38153501
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