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Updates in R 4.4.0

Russ Hyde shares items of interest:

R 4.4.0 (“Puppy Cup”) was released on the 24th April 2024 and it is a beauty. In time-honoured tradition, here we summarise some of the changes that caught our eyes. R 4.4.0 introduces some cool features (one of which is experimental) and makes one of our favourite {rlang} operators available in base R. There are a few things you might need to be aware of regarding handling NULL and complex values.

The full changelog can be found at the r-release ‘NEWS’ page and if you want to keep up to date with developments in base R, have a look at the r-devel ‘NEWS’ page.

Read on for a big note on tail-call recursion, an operator for coalescing, and a few more neat features.