[Rd] RE: [Rcom-l] rcom 0.97 available for download

From: Liaw, Andy <andy_liaw_at_merck.com>
Date: Wed 21 Jul 2004 - 23:39:29 EST


> From: Thomas Baier
>
> > I am confused as to what I need and must do.
> >
> > Your message said
> > ftp://cran.r-project.org/pub/R/src/contrib/Devel/rcom_0.97.tar.gz
> >
> > The DESCRIPTION file inside that download says
> > Package: rcom
> > Version: 0.95
> > Date: 2004-07-14
>
> That's too bad. Sorry for that.
>
> Nevertheless, what you can download here is the source
> package. I guess
> some kind soul (Duncan maybe...) will prepare a binary
> package for easy installation.

I believe it's Uwe that's been providing the Windows binaries for packages.  

[The reason for cc to R-devel:]

Would it make sense to have platform specific packages in a separate area on CRAN? I don't know of anything other than Windows that understand COM. Having the source for rcom in the general area seems a bit strange to me. The install.packages() function on windows will only handle pre-compiled packages, so I don't really see much point in having the source for rcom in the general contrib area... Just my $0.02...

Best,
Andy



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