[R] Build a R into a single static library on windows?

From: Chen, Zehao <zehao.chen_at_lehman.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:10:31 -0400

Hi R users,

I've been developing a C++ library that depends on R through R.dll. The current way is to have R directories somewhere and have R_HOME pointing to it. This works. But it's inconvenient when deploying this library since the whole R distribution has to be deployed with it.

It would be very nice if there is some way to build R into a single static library that any C/C++ program can just link to it. I searched on Google and read on some R Internals manual, and it looks to me like a hard task since most of R functions are not written in C and hence cannot be statically linked.

Just wonder if anyone has such experience? Any suggestion is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Best Regards,

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