- Increase the tolerance level used when checking the arguments/parameters so that no issues are generated by the CRAN Package Check Issue Kinds “noLD”. Previously, the epsilon/tolerance was
`.Machine$double.eps`

, now it is`sqrt(.Machine$double.eps)`

.

- Remove a bad argument check of the transition matrix
`ptrans`

in the S3 class`mm`

: when the order of the Markov model is`k = 1`

, we checked if all diagonal elements of the transition matrix`ptrans`

was 0 (transition to the same states were impossible).

- Add more examples in the documentation.

Added a

`NEWS.md`

file to track changes to the package.Remove

`Depends`

field in DESCRIPTION file.

- For initial distribution, transition matrices and conditional sojourn time distributions, we allow the fact that the sum of the probabilities may not be equal to 1 exactly due to round-off errors (we introduce
`.Machine$double.eps`

).