[R] Package development on Windows - latest guidance?

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sat Oct 28 19:34:23 CEST 2006

On 10/28/06, Michael Prager <mike.prager at noaa.gov> wrote:
> Thanks to Gabor G., Duncan M., and Hong O. for helpful
> replies.  I've made some progress, but have two questions.
> Can anyone explain *how* R CMD searches for latex?  I have
> provided a batch file (shell script) and and alias (I use a
> Windows command shell with aliasing) that each provide the
> proper VTeX command when "latex" is typed from the command
> line. The batch file in on my PATH, but "R CMD check" still
> fails when it searches for latex.  Is there any way around
> this, or will I have to relent and install MikTeX solely for
> this purpose?

The file

  \Program Files\R\R-2.4.0pat\bin\check

or suitable variation thereof contains the perl source to check so
you can review that.

> Also, R CMD build makes a tarball.  Can I simply ZIP the same
> material that's in the tarball to make a working Windows
> installable package?

See the build --binary example at the end of the HowTo: Create
R Package link in the batchfiles link in my last post.

> Mike Prager
> Southeast Fisheries Science Center, NOAA
> Beaufort, North Carolina  USA
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