[R] capturing output from Win 98 shell

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 12 19:00:48 CEST 2003

I should clarify that `withdrawing support' does not mean that it will no 
longer work with Win95/98/ME, just that we will no longer attempt to 
ensure that it does.

On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Simon Fear wrote:

> Prof Brian Ripley writes:
> > 
> > If you insist on using a long-obselete OS, please help us continue ot 
> > support it by supplying patches and workarounds.  I think we (like 
> > Microsoft) are going to have to think seriously about withdrawing
> > support 
> > from non-NT-based versions of Windows fairly soon.
> > 
> Believe me, using Win98 is NOT my choice. I would only ever use
> Unix/Linux.
> Are there other statisticians similarly limited?
> I am already sticking my neck out quite a lot using R in an industry
> obsessed
> with SAS. If I tell IT I'm going to use a nonstandard shell, emacs, ess,
> bash, and CygWin as well as R they'll probably revoke my username.
> Still, I for one can understand withdrawing support for old OSs and if I
> have
> to stick with 1.7.1 as being the last version to work with Win98 so be
> it -
> it as, after all, as is, the most amazing piece of software any
> statistician
> could have wished for.
> Simon Fear
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> Syne qua non Ltd
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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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