[R] using R development versions, i.e. compiling R for Windows: tough!

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Sat Jan 29 10:36:32 CET 2000

>>>>> "NielsW" == Niels Waller <niels.waller at vanderbilt.edu> writes

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    NielsW> Dear friends, In a recent note on this list, Peter Dalgaard and
    NielsW> Brian Ripley suggested to someone that he download the most
    NielsW> recent snapshot of R to get the newest optimizer function.  I
    NielsW> also need to use bound constraints so I downloaded the
    NielsW> development release of R.  However, I cannot figure out how to
    NielsW> compile the numerous files for a windows (NT) machine.  The
    NielsW> instructions seems to be assuming that one is using Unix.

kind of "yes".

However, since you got the source,
     - first the "R for Windows" FAQ =  src/gnuwin32/rw-faq 
     - then src/gnuwin32/INSTALL

which will tell you where to get all the tools you need before you can even
*think* of compiling R for windows.
It starts with the GNU C compiler suite of the  mingw32 tool box 
(again, see the INSTALL mentioned above).

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