Re: [Rd] Library file for the R engine in Windows?

From: Christos Hatzis <>
Date: Tue 05 Dec 2006 - 06:38:19 GMT

Sorry. I found the answer in an earlier post by Prof. Ripley. I must have not searched the archives hard enough.  


From: Christos Hatzis [] Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 4:43 PM
To: ''
Subject: Library file for the R engine in Windows?


I am trying to use dynamic memory allocation in the C code to be called by R through the .C interface.
I have used R_alloc as explained in the Writing R Extensions and included the R.h header.
The program compiles fine but fails when linking. Obviously it needs a library file where R_alloc is found.
I have tried to link by adding R.dll to list of files at the end of the link command but that did not work either.  

The S Programming book mentions that a library Rdll.lib needs to be built from source, but I am not sure
if this is still the recommended route.  

I am using Microsoft Visual C++ Toolkit in Windows XP Pro. Thank you for any advice.  

Christos Hatzis, Ph.D.
Nuvera Biosciences, Inc.
400 West Cummings Park
Suite 5350
Woburn, MA 01801
Tel: 781-938-3830 <>    

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