[R-sig-Geo] need a Windows binary for Rcartogram from omegahat

Mark Daniel Ward mdw at purdue.edu
Mon Nov 2 21:19:58 CET 2009

Greetings!  I'm about to have a lab for my students using the Rcartogram 

I cannot get the Rcartogram library installed on the Windows PC's, 
because they do not have the fftw library pre-installed.  To compile 
from source, the students also appear to need to have several auxiliary 
pieces of software installed (such as basics, including perl and bash 
and gcc).  This is perhaps too much to expect from my students.  (I have 
these on my Mac, but they will not have them on their Windows computers.)

Has anyone already built a Windows binary of the Rcartogram library that 
includes the fftw as part of the installation?  I checked earlier in the 
year on the mailing lists, and the answer was negative, but I'm very 
eager to know if anyone can help in this regard.  We are failing 
miserably at building the Windows source for Rcartogram.

Thank you in advance for any quick advice that you can offer.  I 
appreciate it very much.

P.S.  The computer staff already installed the fftw library for me on 
the Mac OS X lab computers using the following commands, suggested 
kindly to me on the R for Mac mailing list:
curl -O http://r.research.att.com/libs/fftw-3.2.2-darwin9-bin4.tar.gz
sudo tar fvxz fftw-3.2.2-darwin9-bin4.tar.gz -C /
Afterwards, I am able to successfully install the Rcartogram library 
from source using:
install.packages("Rcartogram", repos = "http://www.omegahat.org/R", type 
= "source")


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