R-beta: Windows version of R

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Aug 31 16:16:21 CEST 1998

Jim Lindsey <jlindsey at alpha.luc.ac.be> writes:

> Beginning of term is coming up again (in 3 weeks) and I shall be
> teaching two courses using R on MS-Windows. Is any new version in the
> works or should I install R-June to replace R-Sept? This is for a year
> because it has to stay the same until second session exams in August
> 99 are over. Many thanks! Jim

R-June seems to be quite a bit unstable. I crashed it twice in 5
minutes on Win95 while playing with the new menus, and there have been
reports on not getting it to run at all on (some!) NT systems.

I think a better bet is Guido's port of R-0.61.3.

Personally, I'm split between upgrading to Guido's version or take
another semester with good ol' warts-n-all RSept. (Or pound like mad
at getting a version of 0.62.3 to work with the mingw32 compiler, but
my time seems to be sifting right through my fingers these days and I
haven't really got a clue about Win32 API programming.)

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