[Rd] Building R for windows tools link

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 12 08:38:16 CEST 2005

On Thu, 12 May 2005, Gregor GORJANC wrote:

> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 May 2005, Gorjanc Gregor wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> I think that link to page of Duncan Murdoch (bellow) should be given
>>> http://www.murdoch-sutherland.com/Rtools/
>>> at
>>> http://developer.r-project.org/.
>> Are you saying that it is given incorrectly?  I can't see it.
>> That site is for the development of R, not for users building R, so it
>> does not seem appropriate to link from there.
> No, it isn't given incorrectly. I was surprised that it isn't there. I
> agree to some point with you, but building R is probably also part of the
> development.

As the front page says

`This site is intended as an intermediate repository for more or less 
finalized ideas and plans for the R statistical system.'

What exactly is unclear about that?  How to build current R is not part of 
the development of R.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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