[R] windows binaries of previous versions

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 4 11:21:57 CEST 2001

On Wed, 4 Jul 2001, Ann Chen wrote:

> Where can I find Windows binaries of previous versions of R?
> Some packages (namely, the SJava package) are not compatible with certain
> versions of R (the current one, for instance), is there some way around
> this?

I know of only one package that does not work under R-1.3.0 but does work
under older ones (package hdf5 which was not updated for 1.2.0).  That
includes SJava: the information on


does not give a version requirement on R.  The *binary* there is old, but
there are instructions to build from the sources.  If (as I must assume)
you tried and it failed, you need to send a bug report to the Omegahat

Failing that, you can build any earlier version of R from the R sources,
which are on CRAN back to version 0.65 or so.

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