[R] I can't make .C(...) web-page example.
Rau at demogr.mpg.de
Sun Feb 1 16:32:01 CET 2004
I am by no means an R-expert nor a C-expert but the document "An
Introduction to .C Interface to R" by Roger D. Peng and Jan de Leeuw helped
me a lot to find out how it works in principle to use the .C function call.
You can find it on the homepage of Roger D. Peng
(http://www.biostat.jhsph.edu/~rpeng/ ) at the following URL:
Hope this is what you were looking for.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ricardo Zorzetto Nicoliello Vencio [SMTP:rvencio at ime.usp.br]
> Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 3:56 PM
> To: R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] I can't make .C(...) web-page example.
> Hi everyone!
> I'm trying to lear how to call external C code in R but even the R help
> web-page example is drive me crazy.
> I copy-paste the example at:
> here is the example:
> void convolve(double *a, int *na, double *b, int *nb, double *ab)
> int i, j, nab = *na + *nb - 1;
> for(i = 0; i < nab; i++)
> ab[i] = 0.0;
> for(i = 0; i < *na; i++)
> for(j = 0; j < *nb; j++)
> ab[i + j] += a[i] * b[j];
> called from R by
> conv <- function(a, b)
> ab = double(length(a) + length(b) - 1))$ab
> but using the conv function in simple examples give me trouble:
> > conv(1:10,2:11)
> Error in conv(1:10, 2:11) : pairlist object cannot be coerced to double
> > conv( rnorm(10,10,1) , rnorm(10,11,1) )
> Segmentation fault
> > conv( c(10.53, 8.456, 6.6) , c(10.53, 8.456, 6.6) )
> Error in conv(c(10.53, 8.456, 6.6), c(10.53, 8.456, 6.6)) :
> cannot allocate vector of length 1717986918
> > a = c(1.46756, 5.56456, 2.3646)
> > b = a + 5.4
> > conv(a,b)
> Error in conv(a, b) : cannot coerce type promise to double vector
> and so on.
> These results appear if I have only the .c file or if I use gcc -c conv.c
> to create .o file. I cannot create executable because there is no
> main(...) in .c file but just the copy-pasted example.
> Someone knows what is happening to me ?
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