R-0.64.0 for Win9X/WinNT

Guido Masarotto guido at hal.stat.unipd.it
Tue Apr 13 10:08:52 CEST 1999

Windows binaries and source at CRAN (binaries/windows/Windows-NT/base) 
have been updated to R-0.64.0.
Pre-compiled packages for this version of R are provided by 
Brian D. Ripley and available CRAN/binaries/Windows-NT/contrib.
Brian Ripley is also mantaining a FAQ for this version of R 
(linked in the main R FAQ at CRAN or available directly
at http:/www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/R/rw-FAQ.html).


R-0.64 uses platform-independent code for file handling. Files are
displayed under a pager in a separate window rather than in the

Environment variables can be set as NAME=value on the command line,
including in a short-cut.

Content of the pager and of the Rgui's console can be printed
by File | Print.

The help, latex and example files can be stored in zip files to save
space; this is used for the base package.

The menus are enabled/disabled and check-marked correctly under NT.
We hope to have solved the 'rw0633 font dimension problem'  shown
under some NT version.

read.fwf works if you have Perl installed.

help(, offline=TRUE) will work if you have latex installed and
customize RHOME/bin/helpPRINT.bat. The optional rw0640l.zip
contains the latex sources.

The sockets code is compiled in, but we have not tested it.

system() has new arguments `invisible' and `minimized'.


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