[R] missing Rcmd from windows binary

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jan 30 08:15:27 CET 2001

On Mon, 29 Jan 2001, Daniel A. Powers wrote:

> I am missing the Rcmd command needed for installing packages in R. Does
> anyone know where I can get this? It is not in the usual place with the
> other R binaries.  If there is another way to install packages in windows,

You need it to build packages from souces, and it *is* in the zip file
for building packages from source, together with everything else you need
from R and instructions.

It is *not* needed to install binary packages.

> please let me know. This went seamlessly on my Linux and Unix builds.

Try reading the ReadMe in the directory you go the other parts from:

The distribution consists of several zip files:

rw1021b1.zip and rw1021b2.zip           the base system
rw1021h.zip                             text help
rw1021ch.zip                            compiled HTML help
rw1021w.zip                             HTML help files
rw1021wh.zip                            Standard Windows help files
rw1021l.zip                             latex help for offline help
rw1021d1.zip                            PDF manuals except
rw1021d2.zip                            PDF version of the reference manual
rw1021sp.zip                            files to install from source packages

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