[R] OT: How to instaill gcc in cygwin?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Fri Jul 1 21:19:45 CEST 2005

Wensui Liu <liuwensui <at> gmail.com> writes:
> I know it is far off topic. But I do know there must be some people
> here who know it very well.

Click the 'install now' button at cygwin.org, and when the selection box 
appears in the install process, also select gcc.  There is a _lot_ of stuff
available for cygwin that the default install ignores.

That said, it won't help you for R as you cannot build R under Cygwin. The R
Extensions and R Admin manuals for details -- you'd want MinGW, a "cousin" of
Cygwin, on the PC.

Hth, Dirk

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