Re: [R] calling R from C or C++

From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd_at_debian.org>
Date: Mon 25 Jul 2005 - 01:27:54 EST

On 23 July 2005 at 20:18, Bahoo wrote:
| > Hi,
| >
| > I have C/C++ code from which I wish I could call R
| > to
| > do something useful.
|
| By calling I mean linking with the R shared library,
| instead of R BATCH.
|
| In particular, I want to use regression functions such
| as ridge and locfit.
|
| >
| > I saw a 2003 message by Thomas saying that "You can
| > compile R as a shared library, which allows you to
| > construct and evaluate R expressions from C." Any
| > more information would be helpful. I am looking for
| > some documentation that has a more step by step like
| > instructions. Anyone who has experience, please
| > point
| > me to some resources.
| >
| > ps. There is a document on CRAN named "Writing R
| > extensions" which seems relevant, but it was too
| > difficult for me to understand.

Just get the Magic Wand from the Harry Potter books; that way you get the functionality for free without having to read those pesky and difficult documents we provide to explain how to do the other way -- when your Magic Wand is broken.

Dirk, who still wants chocolate to grow on trees, preferably in his backyard

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