[R] Preferred C++ compiler under Windows 2000

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Mar 7 08:48:11 CET 2003

Nicholas Croglio wrote:
> Greetings,
> I know that most people on here are strong advocates of Unix or a similar OS, but I am interested in calling C++ or using C++ to call R.  What is the preferred or the compiler that works the best.  In the documentation it appears that VC++ is recommended, but in some posts I have seen statements that claim VC++ is not recommended.  I have a DEV C++ IDE, but I would like to borrow from the experience of others if possible.
> Thanks,
> Nicholas Croglio

The MinGW port of gcc (including g++) works perfectly.
For more details see the readme files, the manual "Writing R 
Extensions", or the book
Venables & Ripley (2000): S Programming, Springer.

Uwe Ligges

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