[R] building an exectuable as part of a package.

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jun 25 17:41:59 CEST 2002

On Tue, 25 Jun 2002, Doug Nychka wrote:

> I need some help figuring out how to compile and include a
> straightforward FORTRAN program as part an R package.
> This may sound strange but it will allow us access to some well tested
> code from within R.
> I think the executable should go into the exec subdirectory but need some
> help on how to signal the R build utility that some particular source
> should be compiled and linked as a standalone program.

R INSTALL (not R CMD build)?

I think you need to supply a Makefile in pkg/src, and I would probably put
the Fortran source in a subdirectory of pkg/src.  My guess is that a
configure script will probably be needed if the package is to be portable
(across Unix-alikes).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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