[R] R for Windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Oct 12 12:23:50 CEST 1999

(1)  Thanks to Murray Jorgensen, we have discovered that there may be
some problems if you install R for Windows in a path containing
spaces.  You should not experience problems if the shortcut used to run
R has the short (8+3) file names, and it often will (which is why we
had not thought this a problem).  However, the best solution is to avoid
paths with spaces in until the next release.

Incidentally, the Unix version probably has similar problems if it is
installed in a path with spaces in, or the tmpdir path has spaces in.
We presume no one does that!

(2) Thank you for all the feedback on help systems. All of those who got
the compiled HTML help to work (and that was almost everybody) liked
it a lot, and several liked the Windows-style help.

There was a bit of confusion: a few people assumed that because CHTML needed
IE4 installed that it used IE4: it does not, but it uses DLLs that IE4
or later install for one.

We have shipped rw0651 with all the help systems (and the formatting of
Windows help is much improved over the test version).  However, the first
version of rw0651ch.zip was missing the index and full search
facilities (a version problem in the help compiler) and Guido has
put up a revised version (dated 10/10/99, size 768k) to which you might
like to upgrade.

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)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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