[R-SIG-Mac] Rsafd Mac Package

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Thu Aug 19 15:44:13 CEST 2010

On Aug 19, 2010, at 2:23 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Why don't you ask the author for a source package?

But there is a source package on R-Forge ...  as at least three people  
told him that on r-help yesterday. It just compiled and loaded without  
complaint on OSX 10.5.8 with R 2.11.1.


> By (AFAICS) not providing source code for his package he is making  
> life difficult for users.  Only on Windows is it reasonably safe to  
> distribute compiled code in DLLs -- everywhere else dynamic linking  
> makes compiled code dependent on the OS version.
> However, other changes mean that the version for Windows is not  
> going to work in R >= 2.10.0 (although someone sufficiently  
> persistent could most likely unpick the binary and recreate a  
> version that did work).
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2010, hankblalock9 at yahoo.com wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Does anybody know where to find the Rsafd package for macs? ?I've  
>> tried?http://orfe.princeton.edu/~rcarmona/SVbook/svbook.html but  
>> the mac link is down.
>> Thanks! (and apologies for initially posting on R-help)
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> And please don't send HTML: as you can see your message got somewhat  
> mangled as a result.  See the posting guide ....
> -- 
> Brian D. Ripley,
> _______________________________________________

David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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