[R] build R with Visual Studio

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jun 7 08:38:17 CEST 2006

On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Jennifer Lai wrote:

> Hi,
>    Has anyone had success in building R source with Visual Studio?  I
> followed the instructions in README.packages, but failed on the very
> first step, where it's looking for R.dll. I looked through R source and
> couldn't find the file. Can someone point me to where this file is
> located or generated? Thanks!

R.dll is the main file generated, and the first step is to build Rpwd.exe.
Do you really mean the R source?

People have built R for Windows with Visual Studio (using their own 
projects/makefiles and other tools to generate .def files) but it did not 
work correctly.  It seems that the IEC60559 (aka IEEE754) compliance of 
VC++ was not adequate -- as I recall it thought -Inf > 3.

This isn't the list for such programming questions: R-devel would be more 

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