[Rd] pure R code package for Windows

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Sat Apr 28 19:01:21 CEST 2007

You can also use the Windows binary build and check service at after reading its disclaimer...

Uwe Ligges

Petr Savicky wrote:
> Dear R developers,
> I am using R under Linux, but I would like to share
> an extension package with some Windows users. The package
> contains only data and .R scripts. There is no src directory.
> So, I think I do not need a Windows machine with C compiler,
> "make", "sh" and "perl". If I am wrong, please tell me.
> I tried the following approaches (after verifying the package
> using R CMD check - 1 warning concerning the missing documentation
> for some of the R-functions.)
> 1. Installing the source package (with no C, C++ or F files)
>    directly on Windows XP. Installation complains that
>    "make" command is mising. OK, it is a source package.
> 2. Building binary package using R CMD build --binary --use-zip
>    on Linux and try to install it under Windows XP. Installation
>    complains that "make" command is missing. (Why, if it is 
>    a binary package?).
> 3. Build the package from source on Windows XP using
>    R CMD build <package>. Installation complains that "sh"
>    is missing. (Why is it looking for "sh", if it is a properly
>    working R installation under Windows?)
> 4. Install the package under Linux and zip the directory
>    library/<package> and unzip it in the library directory
>    on Windows machine. This works. The package behaves
>    correctly. However, I do not think that this is a suggested
>    method.
> Could you help me?
> Thank you in advance. Petr Savicky.
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