[R] Perl on Windows XP for Rcmd build
bates at stat.wisc.edu
Sat Feb 15 19:54:04 CET 2003
Is there a recommended binary version of perl to use under Windows XP
for `Rcmd build'? The R FAQ for Windows just mentions "perl". I
think that Kevin Wang's document on R for Windows suggests ActiveState
perl but I have not been able to install it.
I am running Windows XP Professional on a laptop. The operating
system was originally Windows 98 then upgraded to Windows ME then to
XP Pro. I have downloaded the MSI installer version of ActiveState
perl 5.8.0 and tried to install it. All that happens when I execute
the installer is that I get a command prompt window that exits a few
moments later, apparently with no effect. I tried this a few times,
rebooted the computer and tried again and still no luck. I then
removed the 5.8.0 installer and downloaded the ActivePerl-188.8.131.525
MSI installer instead but the same thing happened.
Should I try Apache Perl or some other binary distribution instead?
Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Statistics Department 608/262-2598
University of Wisconsin - Madison http://www.stat.wisc.edu/~bates/
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