[R] calling Matlab
Warnes, Gregory R
gregory_r_warnes at groton.pfizer.com
Wed Jul 24 19:25:08 CEST 2002
Matlab does provide a C/C++ API, so it should not be difficult to write a
driver to interface between the two. There is already a Matlab driver for
Python, for instance.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Scholl [mailto:scholl at yubc.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 11:51 AM
> To: Liaw, Andy; Rhelp questions list
> Subject: Re: [R] calling Matlab
> To clarify, based on the other responses that I've gotten: I
> already have a
> version of Matlab on my pc (it's the student version, but it
> does what I
> need - I've been thinking to buy the complete version as well
> if I can rob a
> bank sometime soon) and I've got Gauss code I wrote when I
> was working on
> that system for the computation, say, of GMM models. Anyway,
> Barry Quinn's
> recent Estimation and Tracking of Frequency book has some
> great matlab code
> and there are many programs that I've written on my own that
> are just a pain
> to do over again in R. The main problem is that I'd like to
> be able to
> easily transfer data back and forth between the two systems
> in code (and
> maybe call a few of my matlab routines in R too).
> For example (in case I'm babbling), I might compute the
> periodogram using R,
> then use Chiu's (1989) procedure I'd determine peaks. Using those
> frequencies I could estimate a sum-of-cosines regression in
> Matlab very
> easily and nicely using Quinn's code, which would then give
> me the residuals
> from the regression, the periodogram of which I could plot
> very nicely in R.
> I'd love to do all this without 1. saving + loading the data
> umpteen times
> manually (then running the code on the respective systems in
> sequence); or
> 2. reprogramming everything in R or Matlab.
> Thank you for all your help.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Liaw, Andy" <andy_liaw at merck.com>
> To: "'Brian Scholl'" <scholl at yubc.net>; "Rhelp questions list"
> <r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2002 2:59 PM
> Subject: RE: [R] calling Matlab
> > Both Matlab and Gauss are proprietary software. Even
> before considering
> > technical possibility of such link, you may want to read the license
> > agreements for those packages and see if it's even legal to do so.
> > Just my $0.02...
> > Andy
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Brian Scholl [mailto:scholl at yubc.net]
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2002 6:41 AM
> > > To: Rhelp questions list
> > > Subject: [R] calling Matlab
> > >
> > >
> > > Is there a way to call Matlab and Gauss code in R? I see
> > > functions that
> > > work for C/FORTRAN, but not for other languages.
> > >
> > > Brian
> > >
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