R 1.2.3 for Windows available

Guido Masarotto guido at hal.stat.unipd.it
Sun Apr 29 13:52:24 CEST 2001

A Windows binary distribution of R 1.2.3 is available at
It will be mirrored at a CRAN site near you in a couple of days.
See below for a list of Windows-specific changes.

guido masarotto
(for the R-core team)

		Windows-specific changes to R

Alternative installers based on Inno Setup 2.0.x, either SetupR.exe or
miniR* (which fits on four floppies).

The location of R_HOME and the version can optionally be recorded in
the Registry (and will be used by the DCOM interface).  The Inno Setup
installers register the installation, and unregister on
uninstallation.  rwinst.exe has an option to register.  Program
rw1023\bin\RSetReg.exe will register, and rw1023\bin\RSetReg.exe /U
will unregister.

The windows() device no longer rounds width and height to the nearest inch.

You can override the settings Windows reports for pixels per inch
(sometimes it is seriously adrift).  See ?windows.

File `extract-usage' needed for codoc was missing from rw1022sp.zip.

The default memory limit (as reset by --max-mem-size) is set to at
least 16Mb, to allow R to start on machines with 8Mb of RAM.

link.html.help() has been re-written using connections and so is
several times faster.

Rcmd INSTALL now allows Windows-style paths to a tar file.

rproxy.dll is now built for StatConnector version 0.99: earlier versions
are no longer supported.

A Windows-specific bug in bitmap() which caused output to appear twice
has been fixed.

Rcmd check now stops when package-specific tests fail (not just
reports on the console).

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