[R] Making R packages

Ernesto Jardim ernesto at ipimar.pt
Tue Sep 9 15:01:21 CEST 2003

On Tue, 2003-09-09 at 13:39, Gattuso, Jean-Pierre wrote:
> Hi:
> I am posting this message for a colleague who has 
> a lot of trouble to build an R package on 
> Windows. He did not find a solution to his 
> problems on the R-help archives and hopes that 
> one of the R gurus will be able to help.
> He has a directory "CO2" which should contain all 
> the required files and directories:
> 	DATA:
> 	MAN:
> 	R:
> 	SRC:
> The following command is run in a windows console:
> 	C:\Program Files\R\rw1071\bin\rcmd INSTALL D:\CO2
> Then he gets the following error (approximate 
> translation of a French message) :
> 	"Perl is not recognized as an internal or 
> external command, an executable file or a command 
> file"
> Perl has of course been installed on the PC and 
> my colleague has the "Tools" file. He does not 
> know what is wrong although he suspects that 
> environment variables (which ones?) must be 
> changed.
> Any help would be appreciated.
> jp

Hi JP,

Depending on your OS version you can change the PATH variable. In NT
version is under "system" I believe (I don't have a M$ system here to

Hope this helps.



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