Dirk released Rcpp 0.8.6 to CRAN

Most of the development of this release was trigerred by a question on the Rcpp-devel mailing list. After Richard's question, we added d-p-q-r functions for most of the distributions available in R.

The file runit.stats.R contains several examples of using them.

We have also started developing Rcpp 0.8.7, which will depend on the next version of R (R 2.12.0) since it will use some of the features it will introduce. More on this later...

Dirk also blogged about the release, including the relevant NEWS extract.