[R] writing a simple package in R 2.0 under Windows XP
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 7 16:00:40 CET 2004
On Sun, 7 Nov 2004, H Patrick Giraudoux wrote:
> Dear listers,
> I have developped a set of functions that I would like to package on a
> Windows XP plateform for some friends (this would be more simple than to
> deliver them as a source text file without handy help). I am working under
> Windows XP.
> Of course I have gone through the manual "Writing R extension" and try to
> sort out what a most simple "packaging" for beginner (without compiled
> code, etc...) could be. I also read
> http://www.rap.ucar.edu/staff/ericg/RWinBuild.html It is very easy to build
> R packages in Windows (for Windows)...
> Perl has been installed and works fine C:\Perl (source
> R Tools have been installed: C:\Perl\Rtools (source:
> R tools functions delivered work fine (ex: ls, etc...)
> R has been installed "at the root" of C:\ to avoid any blank in directory
> names: C:\R\rw2000
> The PATH has been defined as environment variable in Windows XP as:
> A trial package named "AnExample" has been prepared as indicated in the
> example of package.skeleton() of the library "utils" and put in C:\
> from there I have typewritten:
> C:\>RCMD build AnExample
Did you want to package up the sources of a package you haven't tested?
Surely you wanted to install and test it first?
> With this result:
> Can't open perl script "C:\R\rw2000/bin/build": No such file or directory
A Perl script is not `build.exe': this really is just 'build'.
> I could catch that indeed 'build.exe' does not exist in this directory
> (which is true...) and tried to find it somewhere on my c: disk.
> Unfortunately, this 'build' or 'build.exe' file does not exist nor a
> 'check' file, nor any complementary command of Rcmd
> After some research hours (actually since yesterday...), I cannot find
> where I have got wrong yet... and considering the result, I am sure I got
You apparently DEselected the installation of the source package tools
when you installed R. You need to go back and install them.
> Can somebody help me on this?
> Thanks in advance,
> Patrick Giraudoux
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You apparently missed the comment about HTML mail in the posting guide.
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