[R] Cross-compilers versus windows compilers (was optimal win dows R machine)

Paul Hewson PHewson at devon.gov.uk
Fri Oct 19 09:05:23 CEST 2001

Good morning,

May I ask a naive follow up to this?   Having now been granted limited
rights to use R-windows on a work PC, I wish to set up my home PC to support
compiling packages and so on.   I currently have a working Linux set-up at
home, is there any general advice as to whether it would be better to add in
the cross-compilers there or is it better to persuade my home PC to dual
boot windows and set up the full recommended windows compilation collection.

Thanks for any pointers


>From: Liaw, Andy (andy_liaw at merck.com)
>Date: Wed Oct 17 2001 - 16:41:24 CEST 
>I agree with Mark about Linux, if for no other reasons than the fact that
>actually comes with the compilers needed to build R and do further code 
>development. Compared with doing it on Linux, compiling R from source on 
>Windows is not exactly a pleasure, even with the tremendous work to make it

>even possible by Ripley and Mararrato. 

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