Packages for R 1.2.0 for Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at
Mon Dec 18 16:39:02 CET 2000

I have re-built all the compiled packages for R 1.2.0 for Windows, and the
set available in CRAN/bin/windows/contrib are now for rw1020.
If you are upgrading to rw1020, please replace all the compiled
packages you have downloaded by ones from this set.

There a few packages available for the first time:

	RMySQL mlbench netCDF

and a few that are not yet running on 1.2.0 on any platform

	hdf5 locfit wle (crashes with an array overrun).

Beware of the following (from the current rw-FAQ)

   3.5 Loading a package fails.
   Is the package compiled for this version of R?  Many of the packages
   need to be compiled for a fairly recent version, and in particular a
   substantial minority need to be re-compiled for `rw1020'.
   You can tell the version the package was compiled for by looking at the
   `Built:' line in its `DESCRIPTION' file or at the `Version' tab of its
   DLL (if it has one) in the `libs' directory.  (Right-click on the DLL
   in Windows Explorer, and select `Properties' or use the `DLL.version'
   function inside R.)  If there is no `Built:' line or version tab, the
   package was compiled too long ago.

Packages built with the wrong version may well refuse to load, but they
might also load and crash R when in use.  They might also run and give
incorrect results.

Packages for rw1011 and earlier are still available in
CRAN/bin/windows/contrib/Old, but will not be updated (and I have taken
rw1011 off my machine).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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