[Rd] Can R for Windows be built outside of the top-level source directory?

Josh O'Brien joshmobrien at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 18:30:15 CET 2015

The "R-admin" manual describes how to build R from outside of the
top-level source directory on a *NIX machine
but it makes no analagous mention of a way to do so under Windows.
Since the build process in Windows is so different (not using
configure, for instance, and typically being performed from within
$R_SOURCES/src/gnuwin32/), *and* since the "R-admin" guide makes no
mention of it, my guess is that it's not easily possible. But I'd love
to learn otherwise, or even just get a definitive "no".



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