[R] R package development in windows

From: Doran, Harold <HDoran_at_air.org>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 14:32:49 -0400

I'm attempting to build an R package for distribution and am working from the directions found at
http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~maman/computerstuff/Rhelp/Rpackages.html#Wi n-Win

I've read through Writing R Extensions and various other "helpful" web sites. I've installed all relevant software (perl, cygwin, mingwin, hhc.exe). Here is what I have done so far:

  1. Sourced data and functions into R
  2. Used package.skeleton
  3. Edited Description file
  4. Edited my windows path to ensure the new programs (e.g., perl) are in the path
  5. Then, I open DOS and do the following in the script below

C:\Program Files\R\R-2.4.1\bin>Rcmd build --force --binary g:\foo
* checking for file 'g:\foo/DESCRIPTION' ... OK

I'ver read through about as much documentation as I can find, and I'm just not sure what I should do from here. I admit that I have reached a point of frustration and must apologize if the problem would be evident if I read documentation further, but I'm about tapped out after a few days of experimentation.

Can anyone suggest how I could resolve this and what the next steps would be?


I'm using Windows XP and R 2.4.1


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