[R] how to compile R source code under Win NT?
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 5 07:42:45 CEST 2000
On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Marc R. Feldesman wrote:
> Is the INSTALL file missing from the Windows distribution of 1.1.1? I've
> scoured my src/gnuwin32 directory, re-downloaded all the files (especially
> the RW1011sp.zip), examined the contents of each zip file, installed and
> reinstalled the source, and there is no file called INSTALL.
It's in the R sources (R-1.1.1.tgz), and it tells you how to build R
itself from source. Very few people do that. If all you want to do
is build addon packages, readme.packages has the information needed.
INSTALL is not in the binary distribution, nor relevant to it (unless
cross-compiling packages, and you are unlikely to do that without
cross-building R itself).
Shige Song asked how to compile `R source code' and Duncan interpreted
this as `compiling R from source' as code in the R dialect of S is not
> Where else should I look?
> At 10:31 PM 9/3/00 -0400, 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.
> > D.
> >> Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 18:14:14 -0700
> >> From: Shige Song <sgsong at ucla.edu>
> >> Dear All,
> >> This is an absolutely beginner's question: which compiler should I use to
> >> compile R source code under Win NT platform?
> >> Thanks a lot.
> >> Shige Song
> >> Department of Sociology, UCLA
> >Duncan Temple Lang duncan at research.bell-labs.com
> >Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies office: (908)582-3217
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