[R] documentation / Rdconv/ Perl v.5

Jonathan Baron baron at cattell.psych.upenn.edu
Sun Nov 18 23:15:41 CET 2001

>From owner-r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch Sun Nov 18 17:05:09 2001
>Again, I see that: "Perl version 5 is needed for converting documentation 
>written in Rd format to plain text, html, LaTEX, and to extract the 
>examples. In addition, several other tools, in particular check and build 
>(see Section 1.3 [Checking and building packages], page 7), require 
>OK, so I hope this isn't naive, but are there instructions somewhere for 
>getting and installing Perl ver. 5 for Windows 2000 (and configuring it to=
>work with R?) or do I just search the web?

Well, yes, you could type "perl" into www.google.com,
and you would find www.perl.org and www.perl.com

Perl does exist for Windows, and it works.  (At least it did two
years ago, when I last used Windows.)  But if you're going to get
into this sort of thing you might consider getting Linux.  It
comes with most Linux distributions.

Jon Baron

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