[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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