[R] How to build R on WinNT with ATLAS?

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Fri Jun 29 14:33:20 CEST 2001

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me how to build R on NT4 with link to ATLAS?  
I've downloaded all the tools, compilers and libraries on
Prof. Ripley's Rtools "portal", and the pre-built binary ATLAS
for Pentium II from netlib.  In src/gnuwin32/INSTALL, it
says to edit MkRules and Makefile, but I don't see any
reference to BLAS or ATLAS in those files.

Also, where should I put libz.a, libpng.a and libjpeg.a after
I compiled them from source?

BTW, anyone know where to find the MS HTML Help Workshop?
The link on the Rtools portal doesn't find it.  Search on MSDN
turns up nothing either.

I really would like to have R compiled with ATLAS.  I did this
on a Linux box, and the speed improvement for some matrix
operations is amazing.  For example, cor() runs approx. 10x
faster than R1.2.3 and Splus 6 on the same platform.

TIA for any help!

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