[Rd] RE: [Rcom-l] rcom 0.97 available for download

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Wed Jul 21 15:39:29 CEST 2004

> From: Thomas Baier
> > I am confused as to what I need and must do.
> > 
> > Your message said
> > ftp://cran.r-project.org/pub/R/src/contrib/Devel/rcom_0.97.tar.gz
> > 
> > The DESCRIPTION file inside that download says
> > Package: rcom
> > Version: 0.95
> > Date: 2004-07-14
> That's too bad. Sorry for that.
> Nevertheless, what you can download here is the source 
> package. I guess
> some kind soul (Duncan maybe...) will prepare a binary 
> package for easy installation.

I believe it's Uwe that's been providing the Windows binaries for packages.
[The reason for cc to R-devel:]

Would it make sense to have platform specific packages in a separate area on
CRAN?  I don't know of anything other than Windows that understand COM.
Having the source for rcom in the general area seems a bit strange to me.
The install.packages() function on windows will only handle pre-compiled
packages, so I don't really see much point in having the source for rcom in
the general contrib area...  Just my $0.02...


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