Re: R-alpha: Windows?

Robert Gentleman (
Fri, 15 Nov 1996 09:56:59 +1300 (NZDT)

From: Robert Gentleman <>
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 1996 09:56:59 +1300 (NZDT)
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Subject: Re: R-alpha: Windows?

Well I don't have much to add to what Ross has said. Our strategy to date
has been to get an up to date, stable Unix version and then to port to the
other platforms. As more and more people have been using R  we get more bugs
and spend more time on the Unix side. Add to that the fact that the time that
I have to devote to R has dropped to about 1/4 of what it was there have 
been some real delays. I had hoped to start this week but I decided to catch
a cold instead.
 So the state of play. Once the Mac/PPC user interface is finished (any day
now) it will make sense to try and duplicate that for Windows. I am switching
to Watcom C from Borland. There were just too many crashes. I know almost 
nothing about PC's or Windows (which doesn't make them different from
anything else) but have basically followed the directions in Petzolds
book with reasonable results. Except of course for the problem of it not
running under Windoze95. I would be glad to provide whatever resources are
needed for anyone that wants to get their fingers dirty. I plan to cast 
everything else to one side in the next month and get the Windows version
updated to the current Unix version (by Xmas or so).

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