[R] Installing on Windows packages build on Unix

Anne York york at zipcon.net
Sat Jun 26 06:40:51 CEST 2004

Giovanni Petris wrote:
> Hello,
> I wanted to share with a colleague a few R functions that 
> I wrote. To this purpose, I created a small package on my machine 
> (Unix) and  emailed it to her. Now she is having troubles 
> installing the package  on her Windows machine. It seems 
> that on her side, install.packages
> looks for a "zip" file - while I have created a "tar.gz" file. I tried
> to build the package with the --use-zip options but that didn't work.
> Any suggestions?
> TIA,
> Giovanni
If the functions only consist of R-code, you can just send 
your colleague a text file with the function definitions.
Not elegant, but effective.

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