[R] R for Windows -- packages
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Nov 30 12:17:02 CET 1998
I have made available ports to Guido Masarotto's rw0630 version of a large
number of packages, basically all those on CRAN except purely data collections.
Please read the instructions in the README file.
Also there is a set of dlls in new/iodlls.zip that enable most (but not
yet all) of these to work with the rw63-io version, and
new/bdr0631.zip, a port of Friday's R-release with some extra features
(notably sending help pages to a browser) which all needs the iodlls.
I have tested these under Win95 and NT4.0. We don't have a Win98 machine,
but Guido does and reports no problems with my earlier files (now removed).
Please do unpack with unzip or a recent WinZip.
I confirm that both R.exe and Rgui.exe will not run from a NT4 commands
window (nor from Cygwin bash on any system). Make a shortcut and run
from that. Unfortunately rterm will not either, so until that is
fixed, `batch' mode only works on Win9x.
An update of making packages on win32 will appear shortly. Meanwhile
the latest R complements to V&R
(http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/MASS2/compl.shtml) contain more
information on using Windows versions, even on installing and making
Finally: from the README:
Very little testing has been done: please report problems but do not
expect quick repairs.
All I have done is tested that the libraries load and run one or two examples,
except for my own libraries where I have run all the V&R scripts.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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