[R] compiling under windows

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 1 08:52:40 CEST 2005

On Thu, 30 Jun 2005, Philip Bermingham wrote:

> What is the best way to set up a project in visual studio, work on R and
> re compile?  Is it better to use a different compiler or programming
> environment?  I specifically want to work on C and Fortran extensions.

See the `R Installation and Administration' manual.

It is possible to use Visual C++ (there is no Fortran in Visual Studio, 
although a third-party* extension has been available), but it is easier 
and more reliable to use the compilers used to build R itself. Information 
on using VC++ is in the file README.packages, in the top-level directory 
of a binary installatiion and in R_HOME/src/gnuwin32 in the sources.

* Originally from DEC then Compaq and now apparently from Intel.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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