[R] trying to compile R in win 7 (with Rtools)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat Oct 5 09:57:38 CEST 2013

On 05/10/2013 02:02, Joshua Wiley wrote:
> Hi Cleber,
> You need to set TMPDIR to a valid directory, the default /tmp/ does not
> work on Windows.

May not work, more precisely.  Because package writers too often assume 
it does, I created c:/tmp (my Windows box has only one drive).

And of course, this is in the 'if all else fails read the manual, but at 
least do so before posting' category.  See the posting guide (footer of 
this and every R-help message).

This is documented at the top of 

>>From the cmd shell:
> for example
> and then run make all recommended
> Cheers,
> Josh

>> PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/**
>> posting-guide.html <http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html>
>> and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.

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