Re: [Rd] Embedding R in C application

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Date: Fri 24 Jun 2005 - 13:54:39 GMT

I have done this and it sounded like all that I needed to do is #include <R.h> to get access to R functionality. However, I was getting compiling errors when attempting to make an R function call directly from C, so I did some research, and this is where I saw the reference to needing the By just including R.h, does this provide me with the same R functionality as the references that I saw about the If so, then I will continue to use this to access the R functionality and use the "Writing R Extensions" manual.

Chad Jenness

-----Original Message-----
From: Duncan Murdoch [] Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: [Rd] Embedding R in C application

On 6/24/2005 9:18 AM, wrote:
> To whom it may concern,
> I am very interested in embedding the R functionality in our
> application. This is a C application that currently runs on Win32, but
> will also run on Linux in the future. From the material that I have
> seen, I need R compiled as a shared library to evaluate R expressions
> from C. Is this correct? If so, can I download this shared library
> somewhere? Is there any API document pertaining to this shared

You want to look at the "Writing R Extensions" manual, in particular the

chapters on the R API (for access to the underlying computational routines) and the one on linking GUIs or other front-ends (which sounds more like what you want to do).

Duncan Murdoch mailing list Received on Fri Jun 24 23:59:16 2005

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