[R] windows to unix

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Fri May 25 18:42:06 CEST 2007

>>>>> "Erin" == Erin Hodgess <hodgess at gator.dt.uh.edu>
>>>>>     on Fri, 25 May 2007 06:10:10 -0500 writes:

    Erin> Dear R People:
    Erin> Is there any way to take a Windows version of R, compiled from source, 
    Erin> compress it, and put it on a Unix-like environment, please?

Since nobody has answered yet, let a die-hard non-windows user
try :

Just 'zip' the corresponding directory and copy the zip
file to your "unix like" environment.

I assume the only things this does not contain
would be the
	- registry entries (which used to be optional anyway;
			    I'm not sure if that's still true)     
	- desktop  links     to R
	- startup menu links to R

but the last two can easily be recreated after people copy the
zip file and unpack it in "their windows enviroment" -- 
which I assume is the purpose of the whole procedure..

{Please reply to R-help; not me, I am *the" windows-non-expert ..}


    Erin> thanks in advance,
    Erin> Sincerely,
    Erin> Erin Hodgess
    Erin> Associate Professor
    Erin> Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
    Erin> University of Houston - Downtown
    Erin> mailto: hodgess at gator.uhd.edu

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