[Rd] Using other peoples packages from within C-based R-extension

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 18:39:16 CEST 2012

On 24/04/2012 12:31 PM, oliver wrote:
> Hello,
> what if I want to write a package mixed R/C-extension
> and want to use code that is provided by other peoples packages?
> How for example can I use one of the provided wavelet packages
> from within my C-based R-extension?
> Somehow I would need to load the other packages and have access to the
> functions they provide.
> I mean I don't want to use the other packages via R-level, but directly
> on the C-layer. Something like shared libs (dlopen and such stuff)
> but via R-API.
> Is there a general aproach to this, and how to do it?

See "Registering native routines" in the Writing R Extensions manual.

Duncan Murdoch

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