[Rd] Computer algebra in R - would that be an idea??

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 21:15:42 CEST 2005

On 7/17/05, Ayal Pinkus <apinkus at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Hi,
> >
> > R builds fine under Windows (though you need to pay attention to
> > the details
> > which are in the (binary) distribution in the pdf files, in
> > particular: `R
> > Installation and Administration Manual', a html copy is also on the
> > website;
> > and the README* and INSTALL files in src/gnuwin32/ ).  These
> > details look
> > tedious at first, and you may have to install a few things, but it
> > keeps the
> > sources closely tied between Windoze and the Unixish operating
> > systems on
> > which many of us prefer to develop.
> >
> Ok. Unfortunately I work on a Mac OS X at home (I have access to
> Windows, MS DevStudio
> at work but want to keep work and hobby separate). I do work with
> Xcode (have to
> delve deeper in to Cocoa still though). Can integration also be done
> on Mac OS X?
> If I understood correctly you go the COM route for integration on
> Windows?
> CrystalSpace is a 3d engine that has a COM simulation layer for Unix-
> style platforms
> I think (last time I looked was a few years back). It would
> essentially be a thin layer
> to implementations of abstract classes.
> I did download R for Mac OS X. It is quite a nice package! I wish I
> had looked at it earlier.
> You did a very good job on the user interface.

Note that there are also quite a few addon GUIs that various people have
created for R, as well.  See 
where they are listed down the left hand side of the page.  JGR, and possibly
several others on the list, are written in Java.  R can also be accessed
directly online at: 
and other sites.

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