R 1.6.0 beta

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk
10 Sep 2002 17:18:05 +0200

R 1.6.0 has gone into final feature freeze as of today.

As a new feature, we'll make interim beta versions available via




(filename R-1.6.0beta_*.tar.gz, where * is the creation date). 

If you want to help ensure that the final 1.6.0 works satisfactorily
on *your* platform, it might be a good idea to make a test build of
the beta and report any errors back. 

The plan is to make versions daily, although some days might be
skipped if the build script fails.

We now bundle the recommended packages with the base sources.

The procedure for building and testing everything can be as simple as
<unpack sources> 
cd R-1.6.0 
./configure && make && make fullcheck 

(Make fullcheck can take a long time, especially in the boot and nlme

The current version in known to pass the checks for our Linux/x86
systems but has two known problems on Solaris/gcc: An optimizer bug in
gcc 3.0.3 causing "cluster" to fail in mona.f and a convergence issue
with the glns example in nlme. 

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