Friday, July 7, 2017

xts 0.10-0 on CRAN!

A new, and long overdue, release of xts is now on CRAN!  The major change is the completely new plot.xts() written by Michael Weylandt and Ross Bennett, and which is based on Jeff Ryan's quantmod::chart_Series code.

Do note that the new plot.xts() includes breaking changes to the original (and rather limited) plot.xts().  However, we believe the new functionality more than compensates for the potential one-time inconvenience.  And I will no longer have to tell people that I use plot.zoo() on xts objects!

This release also includes more bug fixes than you can shake a stick at.  We squashed several bugs that could have crashed your R session.  We also fixed some (always pesky and tricky) timezone issues.  We've also done more sanity checking (e.g. for NA in the index), and provide more informative errors when things aren't right.  And last, but not least, unit tests are running again!

I'm sure you were hoping to see some examples of the new plot.xts() functionality.  Rather than clutter up this blog post with code, check out the basic examples, and the panel functionality examples that Ross Bennett created.

I'm looking forward to your questions and feedback!  If you have a question, please ask on Stack  Overflow and use the [r] and [xts] tags.  Or you can send an email to the R-SIG-Finance
mailing list (you must subscribe to post).  Open an issue on GitHub if you find a bug or want to request a feature, but please read the contributing guide first!
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