[Rd] Detecting development environment

Hadley Wickham hadley at rice.edu
Mon Jun 13 16:21:07 CEST 2011

Hi all,

Is there a straight-forward, cross-platform way of determining if a
user has all the tools needed to develop R packages (i.e. gcc etc)?
It doesn't need to be 100%, but should give a rough idea.  One idea I
had was simply to see if system("R CMD install --help") worked.


Assistant Professor / Dobelman Family Junior Chair
Department of Statistics / Rice University

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