Re: [Rd] pure R code package for Windows

From: Petr Savicky <>
Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2007 15:53:48 +0200

> You can also use the Windows binary build and check service at
> after reading its disclaimer...

Thank you very much. This worked including generating .chm file. The resulting package is installable under R GUI on Windows XP, which is sufficient for me.

Let me point out that I did not succeed to install any package (including the standard ones like rpart) on Windows using R CMD INSTALL <package>, although I have Rtools and perl installed, running and in the path.

The error message for windows binary package rpart from CRAN is:   Error in Rdinfo(RdFiles[i]) : missing/empty \name field in 'E:/R/rpart/man/rpart.Rd.gz   Rd files must have a non-empty \name.

> >4. Install the package under Linux and zip the directory
> > library/<package> and unzip it in the library directory
> > on Windows machine. This works. The package behaves
> > correctly. However, I do not think that this is a suggested
> > method.
> Well, it _is_ a suggested method: see README.packages.

This also produced a package installable by the standard procedure under Windows GUI. Thank you for pointing this out. (Again, R CMD INSTALL does not work for the resulting package.)

All the best, Petr. mailing list Received on Mon 30 Apr 2007 - 23:38:59 GMT

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