[R] Passing characters by .Call

Wolski wolski at molgen.mpg.de
Tue Feb 3 17:09:53 CET 2004


Thank a lot!
Its what I was  looking for.


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On 2/3/2004 at 5:02 PM Roger Bivand wrote:

>On Tue, 3 Feb 2004, wolski wrote:
>> Hi!
>> I try to pass a character by the .Call interface to an c function. And
>to cast it into  a 
>> char *ch;
>> Is it possible to do it and how?
>Yes. First make sure you have your "Writing R Extensions" handy. Next
>decide whether you are going to use Rdefines.h or Rinternals.h. Then read
>the chosen header file (in R/includes/). (Rdefines.h includes
>Rinternals.h). For example line 255 in Rinternals.h gives
>#define STRING_ELT(x,i)	((SEXP *) DATAPTR(x))[i]
>I have used incantations like
>where x is a character vector - be prepared to use Rprintf() to check that
>your assignment works out. 
>> Eryk
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>Roger Bivand
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