[R] PL/R - R procedural language handler for PostgreSQL

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 19 08:39:04 CET 2003

On Tue, 18 Feb 2003, Joe Conway wrote:

> ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> > But R does not build under Cygwin (last time I looked and I would be
> > surprised if it would without a lot of tinkering), and the Windows port of
> > R does not have libR.so but a different (and much older) mechanism using
> > R.dll.
> >
> Hmmm. I neglected to think about that angle :-(
> Is there a desire to get R to build under Cygwin, or is it preferable to
> put any effort into the Windows port?

Clearly there is some interest (or Tony Rossini would not be trying),
but I don't see any desire to maintain R under Cygwin: it's an ongoing
commitment to keep it working that would be needed.

In my experience Windows users want a Windows interface (and especially
Windows filenames), not a somewhat-like-Unix one.

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