[R] rgdal under windows?
B.Rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Fri Aug 20 10:53:27 CEST 2004
Roger Bivand wrote:
>>>Has anyone had any joy getting the rgdal package to compile under windows?
> Exactly. The closest anyone has got so far is Hisaji Ono, who used MSYS
> (http://www.mingw.org/) to build PROJ.4 and GDAL (GDAL depends on PROJ.4,
> PROJ.4 needs a PATH to metadata files for projection and transformation),
> and then hand-pasted the paths to the GDAL headers and library into
> src/Makevars, running Rcmd INSTALL rgdal at the Windows command prompt as
> usual. All of this can be repeated, but is not portable, and does not suit
> the very valuable standard binary package build system for Windows.
> [points 1 to 5 etc omitted]
At some point the complexity of installing things like this for
Windows will cross the complexity of installing Linux...
PS excepting live-Linux installs like Knoppix.
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