Re: [R] RQuantlib ?Windows Binary?

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From: Dirk Eddelbuettel (edd@debian.org)
Date: Tue 25 May 2004 - 07:22:18 EST


Message-id: <20040524212217.GB31858@sonny.eddelbuettel.com>


Jason,

On Fri, May 21, 2004 at 11:48:16AM -0500, Jason.L.Higbee@stls.frb.org 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

    http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/rquantlib.html
    
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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