[R] virus - free

Guido Masarotto guido at sirio.stat.unipd.it
Wed Aug 16 10:00:14 CEST 2000

On Wed, Aug 16, 2000 at 03:51:24PM +1200, Peppy Adi Purnomo wrote:
> Hello,
> I am wanting to download the recent R update off the web.  May I assume
> confidently that R package from the website is virus free?  I apologise if
> this is a very silly question, I just need to convince myself if the site is
> very hygiene.

  I suppose you are speaking about the Windows binaries.
  I cannot give 100% guarantee, of course. But, I prepare them
  on a machine not connected to the net and protected.
  In addition, we don't have any incident reported.

  Anyway, as CRAN/R/bin/windows/windows-NT/ReadMe says:
  "CRAN does not have Windows systems and cannot check these
   binaries for viruses. Use the normal precautions with downloaded

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