[R] rgdal under windows?

Kjetil Brinchmann Halvorsen kjetil at acelerate.com
Sat Aug 21 00:11:24 CEST 2004

Barry Rowlingson wrote:

> 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. Roughly:
>> [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...
Except it will not cross the complexity of getting linux CD-roms to 
install. Based in a peripherical
country, with no internet connection anywhere close fast enough  to 
actually download linux, have to buy the
CD-roms. Trying to get Suse 9.1 (since I have suse 7.1 on an old 
computer). Amazon
doses'nt send outside north america, so we tried Canadian camelot. They 
covered from the
credit card more than a month ago, but did'nt actually send anything, 
and dos'snt anymore
respond to (angry) emails.

Anybody know something more serious than Camelot?

Kjetil halvorsen

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