[Rd] Convert multiple C strings into an R character vector

Byron Ellis byron.ellis at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 23:02:23 CEST 2007

R_Serialize and R_Unserialize let you marshal objects across the wire.
The actual protocol implementation is up to you, but everything you
need is there without having to resort to a temporary file or, at the
very least, reparsing a set of strings.

On 8/10/07, Jonathan Zhou <jonathan.zhou at utoronto.ca> wrote:
> Thanks Seth I got the code to work.  I've actually got a followup question.
> The strings were created from reading a file where an R object was placed in
> using "dput", meaning the strings hold R objects in character string format.
> My original intention for doing this was so that the character vector that
> is passed back to the R code could be parsed back into the original R
> object.  Is this possible without bypassing through a temporary file? I'm
> not aware of a function or set of functions to do so.
> I know the above seems a little twisted in object conversion but I needed to
> do this as the original R object was created on a remote host and I'm trying
> to transfer the object from the remote host to the local host.
> Best Regards,
> Jon
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