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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue 05 Dec 2006 - 06:42:10 GMT

This is discussed in README.packages: yes you do need to build an import library for VC++6 (don't know for sure about later versions). The recommended route is to build it from the sources, but pexports.exe from mingw-utils can usually be used.

On Mon, 4 Dec 2006, Christos Hatzis wrote:

> Hi,
> 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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