[R] Re: Contributed packages for R windows port

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 6 07:41:38 CEST 1999

On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, Karl M. Syring wrote:

> I tried to to build the mclust.dll with f2c and VC5 (R0.64.2). It turns out
> that two routines, d1mach and intpr, are missing from blapack.f.

Those entry points are both in the R.dll, so should be found on linking
against it.

> Supplying d1mach as dmach from Linpack and and inserting a dummy intpr (this
> prints an error message that may be of not much use in the Windows version)

R's intpr does work on the Windows console.

> resulted in a mclust.dll that seems to work.
> On the other hand, building the dll with the ecgs-1.1.2 distribution still
> gives the message "LoadLibrary  failed" or so.

I got past that, indeed got a DLL that seemed to work but that crashed R
on my own examples.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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