R-beta: R-0.61.3 for MsWindows3.1+Win32s available

Wed, 27 May 1998 15:06:44 +0100 (GMT+0100)

From: guido@sirio.stat.unipd.it
Subject: R-beta: R-0.61.3 for MsWindows3.1+Win32s available
To: r-announce@stat.math.ethz.ch
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 15:06:44 +0100 (GMT+0100)

I have just uploaded to CRAN a binary distribution of R for 
Windows3.1 + Win32s. 
You can also find it at ftp://sirio.stat.unipd.it/pub/R
guido m.

rwin31b.zip contains a binary distribution of R-0.61.3 for MsWindows3.1
with Win32s installed. The executable and the dll's are compiled
with egcs-mingw32.
This distribution is equal to the one for Win95/NT (rw0613b.zip).
In particular, it contais the same packages (see README.95).
I simple modified one  line of the source which is never
executed under Win95/NT but which raises an error under Win31 
and converted (using the included Unix shell script win31.sh)
the names of the files to the MsDos 8.3 format. I hope to
have converted also the links in the html files.
Installation is easy: just unzip rwin31b.zip somewhere and
you will get a new directory (rw0613); the executable is

(1) You need a recent version of Win32s. How much recent I don't know. 
    But r.exe doesn't work with version and it works with If you have a too old version of Win32s installed
    you will get get some message of the type "symbol xxxx not found
    in crtdll.dll". The Win32s version can be found in the file
(2) To load a package, you should use only the first 8 characters
    of the name, i.e., use
    > library(survival)
    > library(survival4)
(3) The system() command doesn't work. I have no time now to understand 
    why so I put a dummy definition in library/Rprofile.

Remember that this distribution is experimental. So, use it at your 
own risk. This distribution is not formally maintained, but I am interested 
in hearing (on r-devel and r-help) from people who have problems with it, 
although I may not be able to solve them.

guido masarotto (26/5/1998)

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