[R] command line edit

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Sat May 25 01:49:39 CEST 2002

Don MacQueen <macq at llnl.gov> writes:

> Briefly, you have to re-build R with readline support.
> I don't have the exact details at my fingertips, but I downloaded the
> readline libraries from the web, put them somewhere, and then named
> the location in R's config.site file. Or you can put them somewhere in
> the OS's standard search path for libraries. Either way, if R finds
> them during configure, it will compile R with support for editing the
> command line.
> For me,
> R[23]% ls local/lib/libread*
> local/lib/libreadline.a      local/lib/libreadline.so.4
> I believe that the file I downloaded from the web was named
>     readline-4.2-sol7-sparc-local.gz

Or just install binaries from www.sunfreeware.com. (They have a rather
nice pkg-get mechanism).

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