[Rd] DLL modules with other dependent libraries

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 5 07:58:34 CEST 2005

On Wed, 4 May 2005, Marcus G. Daniels wrote:

> In R for Windows, is there a preferred way to handle R extensions that 
> provide native code that depend upon one or more third party DLLs?  If I put 
> those DLLs in the library/MODULE/libs it doesn't find them.  In other words, 
> my MODULE.dll has other DLLs it uses, but they aren't standard and it would 
> be unlikely to find them in the system path. 
> Thanks for any suggestions!

Set the path for the loading of the DLL.  One example is tcltk in the R 
sources, and it is done for several of the binary packages I distribute.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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