[R] warning about libraries for MS

Jim Lindsey jlindsey at alpha.luc.ac.be
Sat Sep 25 10:25:06 CEST 1999

It is now definitely established that there are problems with library
executables under MS-Windows when compiled as described in
package.readme, at least for Fortran code. In extreme cases, R
crashes, but the result can simply be wrong answers as both Philippe
Lambert and I warned about a year ago, warnings that were blissfully

I have not used any other executables for MS from CRAN, and so have no
direct evidence of problems, but I recommend extreme caution when using
them if Fortran code is involved.
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