Re: [R] [SPAM] - Re: R package development in windows - BayesianFilter detected spam

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 21:32:11 -0400

It certainly would be excellent if installing perl could be eliminated.

One additional thing that I really dislike about the R installation is that one needs "find" on one's path and that conflicts with "find" on Windows so other applications unrelated to R that use scripts can suddenly break because of R. If that could be solved at the same time it would be nice.

On 5/4/07, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 04/05/2007 4:25 PM, Greg Snow wrote:
> > I have used the pp/par combination for Perl before. It is pretty straight forward to convert an existing perl script into a stand alone windows executable.
> >
> > Both the Activestate licence and the Perl Artistic licence allow for embedding a script and perl interpreter together and distributing the result.
> >
> > The current perl script(s) used for the R package build package could easily be converted to a 'stand alone' windows executable and be distributed with Rtools for those who do not want to install Perl themselves.
> >
> > The only drawback is that even a "Hello World" script will result in over a meg sized executable (due to the perl interpreter being included).
>
> I took a quick look at the PAR page on CPAN, and it seems possible to
> build a DLL that incorporates the interpreter, and then each individual
> script .exe could be much smaller. I'll see if I can get that to work;
> it would be really nice to be able to drop the Perl requirement. If we
> could do that, I'd include the command line tools plus the compiled
> scripts with the basic R distribution, so you could easily build simple
> packages. The Rtools.exe installer would then just need to install the
> MinGW compilers for packages containing compiled code, and a few extras
> needed for building R.
>
> I don't really know Perl, so I might be asking for advice if I get stuck.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
> >
> >
> > ________________________________
> >
> > From: r-help-bounces_at_stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of Gabor Grothendieck
> > Sent: Fri 5/4/2007 11:55 AM
> > To: Doran, Harold
> > Cc: r-help_at_stat.math.ethz.ch; Duncan Murdoch
> > Subject: Re: [R] [SPAM] - Re: R package development in windows - BayesianFilter detected spam
> >
> >
> >
> > Just googling I found this:
> >
> > http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=186402
> >
> > On 5/4/07, Doran, Harold <HDoran_at_air.org> wrote:
> >>> The best, of course, would be to get rid of Perl altogether.
> >> In Python, it is possible to make standalone executables. Is it possible
> >> to also do this in Perl, then one could eliminate a perl install. Or, is
> >> it possible to use Python to accomplish what perl is currently doing? I
> >> may be getting in over my head here since I really don't know what perl
> >> is doing under the hood.
> >>
> >> Harold
> >>
> >
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