[R] Any interest in ATLAS-enabled R-1.4.0 for MSWin?

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Thu Dec 20 21:21:03 CET 2001

Hi all,

I've compiled R-1.4.0 on my NT box with link against ATLAS.  It has passed
all the Rcmd CHECK that I could run.  If there's sufficient interest, I can
make the SetupR.exe available (on CRAN?).  Just drop me a note if you're
interested.  Note the following:

o  I can only connect thru 56K dial-up until Jan. 2, 2002, so unless there's
overwhelming demand, I won't attempt the upload until then.

o  The ATLAS is optimized for the Pentium III with SSE1 architecture, so you
need at least that (e.g., P4 probably works, but not PII).

o  The pre-compiled packages made available by Prof. Ripley may not work (if
they contain calls to BLAS).  Thus update.packages() may not work for such
packages.  I can also provide ATLAS-enabled packages, if there's sufficient

Now, question:  Is it possble (perhaps by adding options to
update.packages()) to get update.packages() to download the source and
compile, like other platforms, on Windoze?

Happy holidays!
Andy I. Liaw, PhD
Biometrics Research          Phone: (732) 594-0820
Merck & Co., Inc.              Fax: (732) 594-1565
P.O. Box 2000, RY70-38            Rahway, NJ 07065
mailto:andy_liaw at merck.com

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