Re: [Rd] Problem to execute a function loading by my package that I created

From: Po <Pauline.Ferrouillat_at_hutton.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 08:55:03 -0700 (PDT)

Thank you for your help Simon. I resolved my issue. As you told me, I put my C++ program in a separate directory of my package. I create a library with my C++ program. On my package, there are only functions called by R and that uses my program.

From: Simon Urbanek [via R] [mailto:ml-node+3570897-797271001-242114_at_n4.nabble.com] Sent: 03 June 2011 15:04
To: Pauline Ferrouillat
Subject: Re: Problem to execute a function loading by my package that I created

Pauline,

since you mentioned Rcpp, you're on the wrong list. I have put some comments below but they assume you're using regular R packaging and not Rcpp.

On Jun 3, 2011, at 4:41 AM, Po wrote:

> I still look for my problem.
> I think that maybe my Makefile is not good.
>
> In my folder src of my package, I put an existing program. In this program,
> I had already a makefile.
> So I kept this makefile and I changed.
>

Thats generally not a safe idea, because R has its own ways of compiling and linking so you would have to replicate that. If what you have is a stand-alone library, you can put it in a separate directory in your package and have it build itself so src will consist of the interface between R and you library only.

If what you have is essentially the package code in C++ then you don't need a Makefile at all - R will simply compile all sources you put in src and create a shared object for the package from it. You don't need to do anything, just remove your Makefile.

> I saw that it's better to have a file Makevars to compile. But I don't know what is a file Makevars and I don't know how I can gather the files Makefile and Makevars together.
>

Makevars is simply a makefile without compilation and linking rules as those are provided by R automatically. See recent posts about it on this list.

Cheers,
Simon

> Thank you in advance,
>
> Pauline
>
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