[Rd] RSPerl...

A.J. Rossini rossini@blindglobe.net
02 Nov 2000 05:22:48 -0800

Duncan -
(but sent to R-devel, for any other thoughts?)

How do you envision RSPerl being used?  Without having seen the
details, I can think of playing with strings; is there a preferred
incantation for stringification of R objects (serialization)?

(actually, the main problem I'm having is that I know how I want to code
something like: 
     Robject <- .Perl("perlfunctionhackery", "stringifedRObjectToHack")
which might be something like:
     Robject <- eval(.Perl("perlfunctionhackery","stringifedRObjectToHack"))
but sort of what I'm having problems with thinking about is along the
lines of  
     Robject <- eval(.Perl("perlfunctionhackery",

and my brain isn't kicking into gear).   While I know how to transfer
data as arrays, and the docs suggest I can transfer tables, and that's
fine, I'm wondering how to transfer and contort objects, and if the
above might be a reasonable general sketch, or if there might be
another approach?


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