R-alpha: functionality of CASIM: C/S-Plus interface

Ben Bolker ben@eno.Princeton.EDU
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 15:16:55 -0400 (EDT)

   Some people here have started using CASIM, which is an add-on we got a
while back for S-Plus that allows one to spawn an S-Plus process from a C
program and communicate with it.
   How hard do folks think it would be to develop such an interface for R?
I might try it, but I'm not completely sure I'm up to it (although it
would exercise my programming skills).
   Also, I wonder again at the ethics of looking at the CASIM header files
(which came from StatSci) when trying to work up an R interface --
although I notice that the header files say "CSIRO division of Mathematics
and Statistics" on them rather than "StatSci" ...


Benjamin Bolker          Dep't of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology,
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