R-beta: Re: your mail

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Fri May 8 22:59:42 CEST 1998

On Fri, 8 May 1998 vernier at unixg.ubc.ca wrote:

> Hi,
> I just downloaded R for windows and subscribed to this list.  I would like to 
> know if it is possible to install an add-on package (e.g. spatial) in the Win95 
> version (0.61.1).

It's possible in theory. The procedure is sort of explained in the source
for the new windows version.  The package needs to be compiled as a DLL
and linked with the R executable if it uses any R functions like S_alloc.

There's a MakePkg script in the src/gnuwin32 directory, but it requires
the mingw32 compiler and quite a lot of GNU tools for NT/Win95. 

Thomas Lumley
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