[Rd] Sweave.sh shell script on CRAN

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 16:13:52 CEST 2007

On 4/16/07, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 4/16/2007 7:53 AM, Gregor Gorjanc wrote:
> > Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> >>> I do not have any experience with use of (bash) shell scripts under
> >>> Windows. Sweave.sh can be used with Cygwin, but I am not sure how to use
> >>> shell script without Cygwin. I noticed that some "scripts" in R*/bin
> >>> directory on our Windows machine are perl (build, check, INSTALL, ...)
> >>> and shell (Rd2dvi.sh, Stangle.sh, Sweave.sh, ...) scripts. This
> >>> therefore means that R ships also perl and shell interpreter or am I
> >>> missing something?
> >>
> >> We don't ship Perl or sh.exe, but we do describe how to get them in the
> >> R Admin manual.
> >
> > Maybe I got this totally wrong. Say someone who uses Windows finds R and
> > installs it via setup file. Can he/she launch the folowing without
> > having Perl and/or sh.exe?
> >
> > R CMD script whateverOption
> No.  Installing a binary package has a pure R implementation so it
> doesn't need R CMD, but most of the capabilities of R CMD are not
> available with a basic R install.

Can you just clarify what the dependencies are for

Rcmd sweave

where Rcmd is the Rcmd command distributed with R that is run
from the Windows command line.   Does that require perl or other
tools to run?

More information about the R-devel mailing list