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Bug#657919: ITP: r-cran-digest - Create cryptographic hash digests of R objects

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Carlos Borroto <carlos.borroto@gmail.com>
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-med@lists.debian.org

* Package name: r-cran-digest
Version: 0.5.1
Upstream Author: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd@debian.org>
* URL: http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/digest.html
* License: GPL-2+
Programming Lang: C
Description: Create cryptographic hash digests of R objects

The digest package provides a function 'digest()' for the creation of
hash digests of arbitrary R objects (using the md5, sha-1, sha-256 and
crc32 algorithms) permitting easy comparison of R language objects, as
well as a function 'hmac()' to create hash-based message
authentication code. The md5 algorithm by Ron Rivest is specified in
RFC 1321, the SHA-1 and SHA-256 algorithms are specified in FIPS-180-1
and FIPS-180-2, and the crc32 algorithm is described in
ftp://ftp.rocksoft.com/cliens/rocksoft/papers/crc_v3.txt. For md5,
sha-1 and sha-256, this packages uses small standalone implementations
that were provided by Christophe Devine. For crc32, code from the zlib
library is used. Please note that this package is not meant to be
deployed for cryptographic purposes for which more comprehensive (and
widely tested) libraries such as OpenSSL should be used.

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