[Rd] Rtools (Windows XP): what dir is meant by "R source directory"?

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Thu Jun 9 15:58:42 CEST 2011

On 09.06.2011 15:07, Janko Thyson wrote:
> Dear list,
> thanks for providing such a great thing as the Rtools! Everytime I
> install it, though, I'm somewhat "puzzled" when it comes to the section
> "Select R Source Home Directory" (32 bit and 64 builds).
> Is the folder that I need to specify here
> a) simply the root folder of my R installation (e.g. C:/R/R-2.13.0),
> b) a subfolder of the above R installation folder (e.g.
> C:/R/R-2.13.0/src, C:/R/R-2-13.0/bin/src or C:/R/R-2-13.0/bin/i386/src),
> c) or does this just come into play when I try to build R from source,
> i.e. the folder where I would put the R tar.gz file?

Yes, c) is the answer.


> I always choose the paths C:\R\R-2.13.0\bin\i386\src (32 bit) and
> C:\R\R-2.13.0\bin\src (64 bit). Would this be okay?
> Thanks a lot for helping me out on this,
> Janko
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