[R] compile

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Nov 17 12:58:38 CET 2002

On Sun, 17 Nov 2002, Luis Silva wrote:

> Thanks for the tips on Xgobi. I'll try them. Now I have another
> question. There is a package (not submitted to CRAN yet), that
> I would like to use, but it has the extension .tar, so it's for
> Linux platforms am I rigth?

No.  R source packages are for *all* platforms, and usually have a .tar.gz

> Is it possible from those files to
> compile for Windows?

However do you think the CRAN binary packages for Windows are created?
This is covered in many places, for example the rw-FAQ.

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