[R] convert a tar.gz to a Windows zip

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Oct 2 10:11:46 CEST 2007

>>>>> "JB" == Julien Barnier <jbarnier at ens-lsh.fr>
>>>>>     on Tue, 02 Oct 2007 09:52:41 +0200 writes:

    JB> Hi,
    >> Is there a simple way to convert a Linux produced tar.gz
    >> file (a package) to a Windows binary zip package, please?

    JB> If you're on Windows and don't want to do this
    JB> automatically with a command line, you can use 7zip :

    JB> http://www.7-zip.org/

    JB> HTH,

NO, no, no!  
I'm sure you tried, but your advice does not help, but rather mislead.  
There are ``oceans'' between a source package and a windows binary package.

Katherine's advice is right on target:
Do use the service Uwe Ligges provides via

Martin Maechler, ETH Zurich

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