[R] chocolate [was Re: calling R from C or C++]

David Whiting david.whiting at ncl.ac.uk
Sun Jul 24 19:45:09 CEST 2005

Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> On 23 July 2005 at 20:18, Bahoo wrote:


> Dirk, who still wants chocolate to grow on trees, preferably in his backyard

Well, it does, sort of. To have it in your backyard you are going to
have to move nearer the equator though :)

You can get the source, Theobroma Cacao, but you would have to compile
it yourself to make it edible. Check the Chocolate Ingestion and
Administration Manual. You will need a number of tools before you can do
so. Under debian this is easy with:

apt-get install chocolate-factory

Windows users seem to have more trouble getting the tools together and
some seem to believe that a clearer explanation of how to create
packaged chocolate in windows is required.

I think I should stop now and take my medication.


David Whiting
School of Clinical Medical Sciences, The Medical School
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 4HH, UK.

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