Re: R-0.64.2 on AIX

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Subject: Re: R-0.64.2 on AIX
From: Kurt Hornik (hornik@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Date: Wed 21 Jul 1999 - 20:19:35 EST


Message-Id: <199907211019.MAA00723@aragorn.ci.tuwien.ac.at>

>>>>> Nicolas Brouard writes:

> I am new on your list...

> S language source code again available and in the Public Domain was a
> great hope for me.

> I remember that parts of S code was written in Ratfor. Now there are
> still Fortran routines. Would they stay as is? I have nothing against
> Fortran but it adds another compiler which is not as available as C
> and which exists on too various forms (g77, f2c at least). For example
> my g77 (2.7) compiler on AIX 4.1 did not know what a "save" was.

That's a long story, and I should maybe add something on this to my FAQ
eventually. In a nutshell, the point was that whereas we could use f2c
for creating a C-only version and provide the necessary run-time version
of libf2c along with the base R distribution, the problem is that MANY
add-on packages, in particular the ones that can be ported from statlib
S versions, but also others, come with Fortran sources. So eventually,
you either need a full-featured Fortran compiler or all of f2c.

And this is what we have now.

> ...

> I am not sure to have the time necessary to compile 0.65 and to be
> "with you" but at least I will look at your mailing list and give you
> information on AIX if I can.

That would be great.

-k

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