[Rd] Change of compiler for Windows build of R

Peter Dalgaard p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Aug 15 18:09:13 CEST 2007

Henrik Bengtsson wrote:
> Thanks to both of you! /Henrik
> On 8/15/07, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
>> On 8/14/2007 2:52 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>> The MinGW people have finally released a couple of builds of gcc 4.2.1
Seconded. In particular, can we have a big round of applause for this bit:
>>  It also includes Vanilla Perl,
>> so finally Rtools.exe is all you need to build packages on Windows.
Yay! People doing statistical computing classes rejoice! Getting the 
tools lined up properly has been a major stumbling block.

>> (You probably want to get the Microsoft help compiler and some LaTeX,
>> but these are not strictly necessary.)
(Can't win'em all. So Sweave still requires some work.)

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