Re: [Rd] Building R from the source

From: Prof Brian D Ripley <>
Date: Sat 11 Nov 2006 - 21:34:37 GMT

On Sat, 11 Nov 2006, Benilton Carvalho wrote:

> Hi Everyone,
> when building (say) R-2.4.0 from the source, is it still the
> recommendation to use GCC 3.4?

It depends on your unstated OS. There are recommendations in the R-admin manual, and those I wrote are still current.

Often one cannot easily mix systems based on gcc3 and gcc4: there are a lot of API incompatibilities, at least on 64-bit systems. So if you have a gcc4-based Linux distribution (for example), use its 'native' compilers.

If you want more detailed advice, please give fuller details including your exact OS and what compilers you have available to you.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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