[Rd] R_tryEval not properly documented in 'Writing R Extensions' (PR#9525)

ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Feb 22 10:02:39 CET 2007

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007, ellis at stat.harvard.edu wrote:

> Full_Name: Byron Ellis
> Version: 2.4.1
> OS: N/A
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> R_tryEval is implied to be in the public API by 'Embedding R in Other
> Applications,' but not documented in 'Writing R Extensions.' This would seem to
> be an oversight given the dependence of many applications including but not
> limited to the official OS X GUI on this function.

It is not an oversight.  R_tryEval is as far as the R sources are 
concerned just part of the test examples for embedding.

I think you may be referring to


That does not list R_tryEval in 'Routines for the Embedded R', so makes no 
such implication (and in any case dates from 2000, before there was a 
documented interface).

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