[R] calling optim from external C/C++ program

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Apr 30 11:47:13 CEST 2002

On Tue, 30 Apr 2002, David Meyer wrote:

> >
> > There is also no such thing as gcc 2.96: see gcc.gnu.org.  You would be
> > well-advised to use a released version of gcc.
> ...altough Red Hat claimed to use one (see e.g.,
> http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHBA-2000-132.html
> ) but in any case it's a bad idea to use it ;)

Oh, they have shipped a version of gcc purporting to be 2.96 (and still
do AFAIK).  However,  there is no such version of gcc, see


and there are known problems with the `2.96' in RH7.1 and RH7.2 which have
affecting compiling R and its packages.

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