[R] R compiling on SOLARIS 2.6

Jeff Banfield umsfjban at math.montana.edu
Fri Apr 23 19:45:10 CEST 1999

Carl Carpenter <carlc at hgsi.com> writes:

> We here at HGSI have a consultant doing some statistical work for us.
> HGSI bought and installed SAS, but our consultant insists that R and
> Rweb is a better solution. I do not know either package so I do not
> know, hence we are ditching SAS for R and Rweb. Any comments on this
> are welcom.

> Now for the real problem. Rweb is very expensive (time wise). The 
> number of prereqs is way more than I thought when I agreed to this
> project. The compiling tree looks like this ...


Your compiling tree looks like it is from an older version of Rweb.
I'm not sure the most recent version of Rweb is an improvement as far
as the requirements for supporting software go, but I tried.
The most recent version of Rweb is available at:


and it includes a configure and install script that will eliminate all
of your installation problems (and if you believe that ...)

Anyway, the current software requirements for Rweb are:

	Perl (preferably 5.004 or higher)
	   Perl module CGI.pm (included in Perl 5.004 or higher)
	   Perl module Simple.pm (part of the LWP module which is part
           of the libwww module)
	Four functions from the NetPNM library
	   pstopnm, ppmtogif, pnmcrop, and pnmflip
	Ghostscript (required by the pstopnm function)

The pstoimg function from Latex2html is no longer needed so this may 
solve the problem you were having with the installation of Rweb.

Jeff Banfield             
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