[Rd] Which packages in R use C++?

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Dec 10 22:16:04 CET 2009

On 10 December 2009 at 15:02, Peng Yu wrote:
| I want to see some working examples on how to call C++ programs from
| R. Could somebody let me know which R packages mainly use C++ rather
| than C or Fortran?

I am not aware of anyone keeping aggregate statistics.  

If you would like a simple example of C++ usage --- via the Rcpp package I
maintain --- then I'd recommend the Earth Mover Distance package on R-Forge
which wraps a single function providing the Earth Mover Distance metric:


and the SVN sources are here


A more complicated example is e.g. RQuantLib on R-Forge and CRAN.


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