[R] about the "mini-distribution" (R for Win )

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 11 15:47:43 CET 2003

On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, vito muggeo wrote:

> I've just downloaded the miniR.exe, miniR-1.bin,....,miniR-8.bin in order to
> update R to 1.6.2 (I cannot download the file of 19Mb !). The installation
> seems to have worked fine, but I can't find in the /bin dir several files
> that were, for instance, in the /bin directory in the version 1.5.1
> In particular the file Rcmd.exe is missing, therefore I cannot run R in
> BATCH mode (I have the Perl installed on my PC).

See the rw-FAQ for how to do so.

> Am I missing anything or did the installation fail?

No, it is a mini distribution. The files for compiling source packages are
not included (amongst others), and they were not included by default in 
1.5.1 either.

For rw1070, Rcmd.exe will be included in the mini distribution I expect.

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