[R] FORTRAN charcter strings
Prof Brian D Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Jun 21 10:25:51 CEST 2001
On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Thomas Dick wrote:
> I try to use a Windows DLL with FORTRAN routines in R. All routines work fine,
> except those which exchange a character variable with R.
> The documentation "Writing R Extensions" says it's compiler dependent whether
> character string exchange works with FORTRAN routines or not.
> Why doesn't it work with every compiler?
Why should it? Why should the designer of a Fortran compiler anticipate
that Thomas Dick would want to call subprograms from a C routine and pass
in C character strings, and then spend time writing code to meet his
> Does anyone know a FORTRAN90 compiler for windows that works?
No. Not even the matching g77 works. *But* translation by f2c will work.
Otherwise write a wrapper in Fortran that avoids having to pass character
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