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Jan de Leeuw deleeuw@stat.ucla.edu
Sat, 9 Mar 2002 10:08:20 -0800

As I mentioned earlier, it makes sense to maintain the Darwin/X11
version of R through fink (fink.sourceforge.net is a package management
system). Jeff Whitaker (jsw@cdc.noaa.gov), the fink maintainer of R
will install and maintain four versions of R,

-- r-base
-- r-base-atlas
-- r-base-gnome
-- r-base-gnome-atlas

as well as r-recommended. fink will handle all dependencies elegantly,
so people will have no problems any more with missing dynamic
libraries and so on.

Jeff has recently ported rpy to fink as well, and I will try to find some
resources to set up fink patch and info files for other R packages,
either the ones on CRAN or the ones to be found elsewhere. This
will hopefully make it easy to solve various installation and dependency
problems in a reasonable way (remember that fink has mysql, postgres,
netpbm, python, hdf5, expat, tcl/tk and so on).
Jan de Leeuw; Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Statistics;
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