Re: [Rd] Microsoft Monad Shell

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Mon 03 Apr 2006 - 21:42:35 GMT

On 4/3/2006 3:27 PM, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:
> Not sure if this has application for R but Microsoft's new Monad shell
> is now in public beta. I have not looked at it myself but I wonder
> if the tools that are required to create Windows R packages
> could be replaced by this?

I'd say probably not. The tools required to build R packages in Windows are generally GNU tools, or modifications of them. They are designed to make Windows look Unix-like. From what I can see, Monad is an attempt to re-invent the shell, not to be compatible with Unix. The Windows build process is different from the Unix one, but it makes use of the same tools; replacing it with something completely different just doesn't seem worth the trouble.

Duncan Murdoch

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