[R] Compiling R to run natively on Windows x64

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue May 30 20:42:23 CEST 2006

On 5/30/2006 2:18 PM, roger bos wrote:
> I am today where Alastiar was back in August 2005.  I am considering buying
> a 64 bit machine with 16GB of memory to run bigger objects in R, which
> brougt me down the Linux path.  The problem is that my company's IT staff
> doesn't support Linux and this path was getting very bumpy for me, so I am
> oscilating back towards 64bit Windows.  I thought the lack of a 64
> bit Windows binary was due to there being no open-source gcc compiler for
> 64bit Windows, but reading Prof. Ripley reply seems to imply that I could
> not even buy a compiler and compiler the source code myself because there
> are none that treat a long as 64 bits.  Is that the only remaining obstacle
> and does that obstacle still exist?

I would somewhat seriously suggest that you give your support staff a 
copy of the R source, and get them to work out the details of compiling 
it in Win64.  I'm sure lots of people would appreciate their work.

Duncan Murdoch

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