Re: [Rd] Building R with f2c - still needed?

From: Peter Dalgaard <>
Date: Tue 13 Dec 2005 - 23:26:49 GMT

Prof Brian Ripley <> writes:

> Does anyone have a need to use f2c rather than a Fortran compiler to build
> R?
> It is yet one more thing to test, and as it only works on 32-bit platforms
> it is something that I will shortly no longer be able to test.

The only candidate that I can think of is the PDA scene, which R has been just a little too hard to build for till now (Linux based Zaurus excepted). For those platforms you could be stuck with only a C/C++ compiler, but probably also without all the rest of the toolchain, so building will be a major headache anyway.

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