[R] Re: Contributed packages for R windows port

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 19 17:00:48 CEST 1999

On Thu, 19 Aug 1999, Karl M. Syring wrote:

> Although it may not be nice to pick up dusty threads, I have to comment on
> this:
> Using Mumits latest gcc-2.95 (mingw32, vanilla R0.64.2), the mclust package
> builds and works (well, there are some problems with the examples) out of
> the box. The reason for this remains unknown.

There is a now a working (passes pkgcheck) version on my site which will
be mirrored to CRAN tonight. (For the desperate .../pub/RWin/mclust.zip
and see below for the ...)

Thanks to Karl for the hint. The difference was not the compiler but that
he was using an alternative run-time system. To use this package you need
MSVCRT.DLL to be installed on your system: it is not supplied, but is
widely available.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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