It should build on all Unix-alike systems; the sole external requirement
(besides GNU R and the
interface between C++ and R) is
configure will attempt to locate.
At present, arguments are supplied in essentially the same way as for the
vw, but directly from R as a vector of
demo(vw) after loading the program shows a few
examples which correspond to the regression tests in the upstream sources.
install.package("RVowpalWabbit")from inside GNU R. Alternative,
R CMD INSTALL RVowpalWabbit_*.tar.gzwill install from command prompt.