Re: [R] build R with Visual Studio

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 07 Jun 2006 - 16:38:17 EST

On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Jennifer Lai wrote:

> Hi,
> Has anyone had success in building R source with Visual Studio? I
> followed the instructions in README.packages, but failed on the very
> first step, where it's looking for R.dll. I looked through R source and
> couldn't find the file. Can someone point me to where this file is
> located or generated? Thanks!

R.dll is the main file generated, and the first step is to build Rpwd.exe. Do you really mean the R source?

People have built R for Windows with Visual Studio (using their own projects/makefiles and other tools to generate .def files) but it did not work correctly. It seems that the IEC60559 (aka IEEE754) compliance of VC++ was not adequate -- as I recall it thought -Inf > 3.

This isn't the list for such programming questions: R-devel would be more appropriate.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

______________________________________________ mailing list
PLEASE do read the posting guide!
Received on Wed Jun 07 16:42:05 2006

Archive maintained by Robert King, hosted by the discipline of statistics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.
Archive generated by hypermail 2.1.8, at Wed 07 Jun 2006 - 18:10:45 EST.

Mailing list information is available at Please read the posting guide before posting to the list.