Re: [Rd] Linking C/C++ GUI to R.dll

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed 14 Dec 2005 - 15:49:10 GMT

On Wed, 14 Dec 2005 wrote:

> Hi,
> I am in the process of linking a C/C++ application to the R.dll
> directly. I have obtained the R source code and compiled it
> successfully. I have also successfully linked the R.dll directly into
> our application and have made calls successfully into the R.dll that are
> included in the sample rtest.c and in the "Writing R Extensions - The R
> API".
> The R functionality that we are interested in embedding into our
> application is the data analysis and graphics. However, I did not see
> any references to this in the R API section of the documentation. Is
> this functionality available from our C/C++ application via the R.dll?

> If so, how do we access this functionality?

By reading the section on 'linking GUIs and other front-ends'. It is not in the C-level API.

Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272866 (PA)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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