Re: [R] RQuantlib ?Windows Binary?

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From: Dirk Eddelbuettel (
Date: Tue 25 May 2004 - 07:22:18 EST

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On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 11:48:16AM -0500, wrote:
> R:
> Is there a reason why there isn't a Windows Binary version of RQuantlib on
> CRAN? Usually when there is no binary, I just source the source code, but

Yes, there is.

On windows, QuantLib wants to be built with Visual C++ whereas R wants to be
built with MinGW. When I first published RQuantLib, I thought it to be
impossible to be built on Windows ... only to receive an email from Tsvetan
Stoyanov who detailed how to build both under win2000. I did try that at
one point an succeeded. The recipe is still on my page for RQuantLib at
The recipe may well need updating. If you try it, would you mind sharing
your experience, maybe in a private email, so that I can update the page?

> this one appears to have various calls and methods and things like that so
> I'm hesitant to do so. I know there has been a big discussion on why
> Rmetrics doesn't have source for unix/linux, but that isn't on CRAN.
> Through that Rmetrics thread, I think I read that all CRAN packages have
> source (except for one), but shouldn't all CRAN packages also have binary?
> Think they should.

Not that easy as Uwe mentioned.

Hope this helps, Dirk

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