Thanks again for being an early adopter of the new compute grid. As we’re about to open officially on Monday, we would like to take this opportunity to update the central R / RStudio installation for a number of reasons. We would do this work early in the day on Monday, and it would upgrade R to 3.5.1, from 3.4.2. (Note that this update would require an update/reinstall of any R packages that had been compiled.)
Later this month you should receive emails from RCS regarding software renewal update instructions if you are an HBS/Harvard licensed user of MATLAB, Mathematica, and SAS. Please note that you may start to receive expiration notices when launching the software, which you can ignore; or you may be required to sign into your account with the software vendor to refresh or reactivate your license. We are working very closely with the vendors to expedite this update process as best as possible.
If you are a Stata user, you might have recently received an advisory regarding the "-xtreg, fe-" command's inaccurate outputs. It has since been confirmed that the code is correct. The error was found in the manual, and Stata staff are currently working on fixing it.