[Rd] Re: [R] Creating a minimal package

From: Duncan Murdoch <dmurdoch_at_pair.com>
Date: Wed 14 Jul 2004 - 00:02:16 EST

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 08:49:04 -0500, Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu> wrote :

>I haven't checked on the installation tools under Windows but I think
>that most, if not all, of the creation and installation of a binary
>package (i.e. building indices, etc.) could be done in R for packages
>that do not require compilation of source code and provided that you are
>willing to go without some forms of the man pages.

Yes, I think that's right. Currently the roadblocks are:

I think we could write around this.

Users who don't have it could do without CHM help files.

We could possibly rewrite the build process in R, but I don't think we should. I think a better solution would be to distribute the toolset with R. The full toolset doesn't add up to much (maybe 1.5 M). A problem is that multiple Cygwin versions don't coexist nicely, so we'd have to be careful during installation.

Users who want to compile code would still have to install the compiler.


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