[R] newbie question: call C function from R in Windows XP

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 21 13:12:25 CEST 2002

On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Lei Liu wrote:

> Hello,
> I need to call an C function MH.c in my R code in Windows XP. I downloaded
> the software form http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/pub/Rtools/ and installed them.
> But when I run the command "..\bin\Rcmd SHLIB MH.c", I got message "perl is
> not recognized as and internal or external command, operable program or
> batch file". How should I do?

Install perl like that web page (and readme.packages) suggests.

> As a newbie, I just wonder if there is a setup file so I can install all
> the software I needed for compiling C code once and for all. Can someone
> provide me a comprehensive list for the installation? Thanks very much!

No location, as the locations etc change almost weekly.

The file readme.packages does have a comprehensive list and a checklist.

There is a portal provided, which you went to, and that too contains all
the information.  We can't do the clicking for you!

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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