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Cygwin R usability
- From: "foehn" <foehn at foxmail dot com>
- To: "cygwin" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:41:05 +0800
- Subject: Cygwin R usability
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I read that there were issues (mainly with the BLAS library) in the Cygwin port of R (http://r.789695.n4.nabble.com/cygwin-R-2-14-0-build-fail-td4035136.html). And till today the official R site has not been supportive of the Cygwin version of R (https://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/r-release/R-admin.html#Cygwin), while there are number of people using this "unofficial" port regardless of the caveats showed in the official R site (http://stackoverflow.com/search?q=R+cygwin). A thread on Stack Overflow was posted asking about this "chaos" (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31962159/cygwin-r-usability) but nobody seemed to be able to address it fully as they are not Cygwin developers. Therefore I send this mail to the insiders and ask specifically for the current situation of the Cygwin port of R:
-) Has the BLAS issue been addressed in the current Cygwin port of R?
-) Beside the BLAS issue, is there any additional problem? Can it pass the building test?
-) In short, is current Cygwin port of R (v3.1.3, 64-bit) usable in serious sense?
Thanks to the efforts for porting R to Cygwin and more thanks in advance to anybody responding to this mail,