R-beta: trouble compiling 0.62.3 on SunOS 4.1.4: lgamma conflicts

Ben Bolker ben at eno.Princeton.EDU
Thu Sep 10 19:40:29 CEST 1998

  Thanks to all!

  I thought I was keeping up with the help list, but I guess I must have
missed this exchange.
  Knowing what to look for, I found it on Robert King's archive of the R
lists (searching those archives doesn't seem to work; I wrote him about

  0.62.3 appears to compile fine now.

  Perhaps I'll eventually figure out a more elegant way to deal with the
problem, but I probably won't bother ...

On Thu, 10 Sep 1998, Charles C. Berry wrote:

> Ben,
> I faced this myself recently. The appended email from Ross Ihaka provided a 
> workaround that made the compilation go thru.
> Following Ross' suggestion, I added the two #defines near the top of 
> 	~R/src/include/Mathlib.h
> The compilation ran to completion, and I am now using R-0.62.2
> 	:-)
> Chuck Berry
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> One "quick hack" you could try is to put the definition
> 	#define gamma Rgamma
> 	#define lgamma Rlgamma
> at the top of the file ~R/src/include.
> I haven't tried this myself.  It is just a guess as to what might
> work.

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