Re: [R] Cygwin and Rtools

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 05:39:32 +0000 (GMT)

You need Rtools and not Cygwin. In particular, the make is different, and the Cygwin one will not work.

I don't know where the confusion comes from: nothing in the R documentation suggests using Cygwin. I believe that these days when Cygwin is installed it does not put itself in the Windows path, so you don't even need to know it is installed. (I do have it installed on one of my boxes just to test Cygwin builds of R -- Cygwin as a Unix-alike.)

On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, David Scott wrote:

>
> I have just got a new machine and had a basic cygwin installed before it
> was given to me. It didn't include make. Previously I have installed
> Rtools to build packages and now I have got myself a bit confused as to
> whether to just install make from the cygwin packages or to install
> rtools. I would welcome any advice. I had a look at the rtools section in
> the Administration Manual and the rtools site without gaining sufficient
> enlightenment to proceed.
>
> I am running Windows Vista and R 2.6.2
>
> David Scott
>
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