[R] Hunting for snow...

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jul 9 09:31:28 CEST 2006

On Sat, 8 Jul 2006, Brian Lunergan wrote:

> Evening folks:
> I did an install.views of finance and econometrics and between the two of
> them R reported 'FracSim', 'RDCOMClient', 'snow', 'VGAM', and 'segmented'
> as missing dependencies. Now, I've managed to hunt down what appear to be
> current zip file copies of all of the packages but 'snow'. Is there a
> windows edition of the package out there someplace that will get along with
> R v2.3.1 and if so, how do I find it?
> Please and thanks...



and see the check summary at


snow runs distributed R tasks across hosts: it has three modes and
prefers PVM and MPI if packages rpvm or Rmpi are available (which they are 
not for Windows).  As a result only some of its functionality can be used 
on Windows, and anyone who is going to get involved at that level of 
programming will very easily install the package from the sources.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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