[R] 32-bit packages on 64-bit Windows

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 1 18:48:50 CET 2010

On 01/11/2010 1:40 PM, Lee Hachadoorian wrote:
> Are 32-bit precompiled packages supposed to work on 32-bit R installed
> on 64-bit Windows? I *think* the Windows R FAQ (2.28 Should I run
> 32-bit or 64-bit R?) implies that they will work, but I am having
> trouble getting certain packages to work. Before I spend more time on
> it or start asking questions about specific packages, I would like to
> know I'm not trying to do something impossible.

Yes, but be sure they were compiled for R 2.12.0.  The location of DLLs 
has changed, as well as the other usual minor internal changes that come 
with a new version.

Duncan Murdoch

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