[R] install or uncompress package build in one platform in another platform

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Apr 22 16:27:13 CEST 2010

On 22.04.2010 15:34, David Winsemius wrote:
> On Apr 22, 2010, at 8:09 AM, carol white wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is an R package built under Unix (package.tar.gz) could be installed
>> on other platforms like windows or Mac? The compressed tar file
>> (.tar.gz) built under Unix doesn't seem to be uncompressed under
>> windows (unzip under windows instead of gunzip). How to proceed?
> If it has only R code then on a Mac the Archive Utility.app would
> decompress a tar.gz file and give you a package folder that you could
> put into the appropriate location in your Library. If it has compiled
> code then no, forget it. There must be ways to ungzip and untar files in
> Windows.

For more details see the R Installation and Administration manual that 
tells you how to install source packages under Mac aas well as under 

Uwe Ligges

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