[R] warning about libraries for MS

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat Sep 25 12:12:54 CEST 1999

Jim Lindsey <jlindsey at alpha.luc.ac.be> writes:

> 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
> ignored.
> 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.
>   Jim

Um, you'd better remind us what the problem is, then... What kind of
code is acting up and what are the symptoms? (If it gets technical,
then r-devel might be a better forum, though.)

Given the weirdness of the MS platform I'll easily believe that
something is getting done not quite right, but we'd need some more to
go on.

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