[R] R binaries, platform independent and Design of Experiments

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Sep 2 09:50:06 CEST 2005

Nam-Ky Nguyen wrote:

>>a) The sources are available and really easy to compile on all those
>>operating systems.
> Honestly, I only know how to compile my Java programs. Anyway, we have

Oh dear, I only know how to compile my C programs, and I never read the 
docs when something has to be compiled with Java. So we have a problem 
now, since you have not read the docs on compiling R.

> been able to work out how to download all files
> http://cran.au.r-project.org/. The entire CRAN is 5.4GB. This requires two
> DVDs!.

The sources of base R are in one file with 12 Mb and it's not that hard 
to say

  make install

is it?

Looks like you have to look for some other software than R.

Uwe Ligges

>>b) You do NOT want to do numerical computations on software available in
>>Java byte code.
> You do not want to do heavy numerical computations with R either. Most
> statistical calculation using R requires a fraction of a second and I
> cannot see a real difference between say 0.05 second and 0.07 second. NKN.

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