Re: R-beta: scripting with R?

Peter Dalgaard BSA (
07 May 1998 15:26:00 +0200

To: (Zivan Karaman)
Subject: Re: R-beta: scripting with R?
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <>
Date: 07 May 1998 15:26:00 +0200
In-Reply-To:'s message of Thu, 07 May 1998 15:07:41 +0200 (Zivan Karaman) writes:

> Does it work (and how) under Windows? (I'm using the version compiled by
> Guido Masarotto on an NT4 machine).

Nope. With Win32 (95/NT) you have to decide whether to write a
"console application" or a "windowed" one. Guido's is of the latter
variety and you need the former in order to do redirections etc. It is
in fact quite easy to do a console R with the mingw32 tools and
(probably) also with RSXNT. Start with the Unix sources and throw out
anything that refuses to compile, such as the X11 stuff and things
related to system() (the latter might be fakeable, but won't work out
of the box). We *should* really put such a beast up for the benefit of
NTEmacs/ESS-mode users anyway, but things are in a slightly "muddy"
state right now, the main obstacle being that we're not quite sure how
to handle win32s applications.

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