[R-sig-hpc] Makevars.in - changing compiler

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Dec 10 18:53:55 CET 2010

On 10 December 2010 at 09:35, Davor Cubranic wrote:
| You *can* modify the package compiler -- for example gputools switches 
| to using nvcc CUDA compiler. But I'm pretty sure you'll need to use a 
| custom Makefile.

Yes ... but as we're talking R here, consider the know downsides. 

With Makefiles you no longer get multiarch builds which have been the default
on the Mac for some time and are now the default on Windows (arguably via

If you can do with Makefile, do without a Makefile.   I'd use one for a local
package -- ie if George wanted something to work just at the lab.  For
redistribution, CRAN, ... it's better without one.   


Dirk Eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org | http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com

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