Re: [Rd] Using R_MakeExternalPtr

From: Seth Falcon <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 09:01:18 -0700

Jonathan Zhou <> writes:

> Hi all,
> I've been writing a package and I've run into a problem that I'm unsure how
> to solve. I am looking to pass a C++ class object to R so that it may be
> passed back to another C++ function later on to be used. I'm quite new to R
> and this is my first time writing a package, so I hope you can bear with me.
> The following is how I create the class and use R_MakeExternalPtr(). This
> occurs in a function called "soamInit":
> Session* sesPtr = conPtr->createSession(attributes);
> void* temp = session;

It isn't clear from your example, are you sure that temp is valid at this point?

> SEXP out = R_MakeExternalPtr(temp, R_NilValue, R_NilValue);

I was expecting to see:

      SEXP out = R_MakeExternalPtr((void *)sesPtr, R_NilValue, R_NilValue);

+ seth

Seth Falcon | Computational Biology | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

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