Re: R-beta: [WIN95] Running R from the shell

Peter Dalgaard BSA (
21 Nov 1997 17:24:41 +0100

To: Anthony Rossini <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: [WIN95] Running R from the shell
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Date: 21 Nov 1997 17:24:41 +0100
In-Reply-To: Anthony Rossini's message of 21 Nov 1997 10:58:44 -0500

Anthony Rossini <> writes:

> Is it possible to run R soley from the shell?  
> I'm evaluating necessary fixes to R and XLispStat (and eventually SAS
> and S-PLUS 4) for running as subprocesses to Emacs (NTEmacs) for ESS.
> Currently, I lose control of R when running via Emacs; is it possible
> to "remove" the windows?  (all, or all but the graphics window)?

It's fairly easy to do a straight "DOS" compile of R, if you drop
*all* the Windows stuff. Tried that stunt with a cross-compile from
Linux/gcc (in which case, even the makefiles work). Starting from Unix
sources, there were (essentially) only a few pieces of "X-orcism" needed
and one or two difficulties with nonexisting math functions and
addresses of functions defined as macros. How to get the graphics
window back is an exercise for the reader....

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