Re: [Rd] Embedding R in C application

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Date: Fri 24 Jun 2005 - 14:10:21 GMT

I have read this section and it appears to be what I am looking for.

Thanks for all of your help,
Chad Jenness

-----Original Message-----
From: Prof Brian Ripley [] Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 9:08 AM
Cc:; Subject: Re: [Rd] Embedding R in C application

You need to read the correct part of the manual (and you need a manual from R >= 2.1.0). You are writing a front-end, so read

as Duncan suggested. Your comments are not at all consistent with what I wrote there.

On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Chad Jenness
> 763-229-0427
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Duncan Murdoch []
> Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 8:30 AM
> To:
> Cc:
> 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
> from
>> somewhere? Is there any API document pertaining to this shared
> library?
> 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
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