Re: [R] Compiling R to run natively on Windows x64

From: roger bos <>
Date: Wed 31 May 2006 - 05:51:29 EST


Thanks for the reply. I was hoping to hear that other people were successful and then I would try doing so myself, but no one in the R community has gotten R to compile under 64 bit Windows, I unfortunately I not going to be the one to overcome this obstacle since I only took a few C++ courses 7 years ago--and haven't used it since. I have a better chance of learning how to use Linux.



On 5/30/06, Duncan Murdoch <> wrote:
> On 5/30/2006 2:18 PM, roger bos wrote:
> > I am today where Alastiar was back in August 2005. I am considering
> buying
> > a 64 bit machine with 16GB of memory to run bigger objects in R, which
> > brougt me down the Linux path. The problem is that my company's IT
> staff
> > doesn't support Linux and this path was getting very bumpy for me, so I
> am
> > oscilating back towards 64bit Windows. I thought the lack of a 64
> > bit Windows binary was due to there being no open-source gcc compiler
> for
> > 64bit Windows, but reading Prof. Ripley reply seems to imply that I
> could
> > not even buy a compiler and compiler the source code myself because
> there
> > are none that treat a long as 64 bits. Is that the only remaining
> obstacle
> > and does that obstacle still exist?
> I would somewhat seriously suggest that you give your support staff a
> copy of the R source, and get them to work out the details of compiling
> it in Win64. I'm sure lots of people would appreciate their work.
> Duncan Murdoch

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