[Rd] How to access to internal header files

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd @end|ng |rom deb|@n@org
Tue May 24 17:32:06 CEST 2022

On 24 May 2022 at 16:59, Sebastian Fischer wrote:
| Thanks, It would be great to get instructions on how I can compile R, so
| that those header files are visible and can be used when compiling
| via R CMD SHLIB,

You are in luck because R Core anticipated your question and shipped your
version of R with a manual on 'Installation and Administration' of R. You can
also browse it at different spot on the internet, my favourite currently is


But note what Martin said: you are looking at _internal_ headers meaning they
should _not_ be used in an R package. For test purposes and study you can
work around this and set the -I directory to tell the compiler.


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