[R] how to compile R source code under Win NT?

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Sep 4 19:46:09 CEST 2000

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Thomas Lumley wrote:

> On Sun, 3 Sep 2000, Duncan Temple Lang wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > A listing of the recommended tools, version infomation and URLs where
> > these tools can be found is given in the INSTALL file in the
> > src/gnuwin32 directory when you unzip the distribution file.
> > 
> > The relevant line in this file is
> >   We recommend that you use the mingw32 port of gcc-2.95.2 by Mumit Khan
> >     from http://www.mingw.org/ or 
> >     ftp://ftp.xraylith.wisc.edu/pub/khan/gnu-win32/mingw32
> > 
> > You will also need the appropriate version of Perl and the
> > different utilities such as make, cat, cp.
> Also note that you need to follow the recommendations *exactly* or it
> probably won't work.  It's a lot less robust to minor variations than Unix
> compilation and there are bugs or anomalies in a lot of the available
> tools.

'Fraid so.  Also, as things which worked when an R version was released
maybe no longer do so, we have a `portal' at
with links to current URLs for the currently recommended tools.
(Even then sites go up and down.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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