Re: [R] Load the shared object/DLL

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:55:13 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 16 Apr 2008, Guohui Ding wrote:

> Dear All,
>
> I have written a function in c (in a file named 'a.c') as follows,

*PLEASE* don't claim credit for the work of others (in this case it is me that you owe the apology and retraction to). That is from 'S Programming' p. 126, and 'Writing R Extensions'.

> void convolve(double *a, int *na, double *b, int *nb, double *ab)
> {
> int i, j, nab = *na + *nb - 1;
>
> for(i = 0; i < nab; i++)
> ab[i] = 0.0;
> for(i = 0; i < *na; i++)
> for(j = 0; j < *nb; j++)
> ab[i + j] += a[i] * b[j];
> }
>
> Then, I created a shared file in the Windows,
>
> R CMD SHLIB -d -o a.dll a.c
>
> Every thing is OK now.
>
> I changed the working directory of the R environment to the directory
> containing the a.dll.
> I enter two commands in the R console,
>
>> dyn.load("a.dll")
>> is.loaded("a")
> [1] FALSE
>
> The question is that, why was the "a.dll" failed to be loaded in the R
> enviroment? Which step resuted in this problem?

It did not fail. is.loaded("a") looks for entry point "a", and you have "convolve".

> Any suggestion was welcome.

Do note that posting guide said about where to post non-R programming questions.

>
> G. Ding
>
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