[R] Build a R into a single static library on windows?

Chen, Zehao zehao.chen at lehman.com
Tue Jun 17 22:10:31 CEST 2008

Hi R users,

I've been developing a C++ library that depends on R through R.dll. The
current way is to have R directories somewhere and have R_HOME pointing
to it. This works. But it's inconvenient when deploying this library
since the whole R distribution has to be deployed with it.

It would be very nice if there is some way to build R into a single
static library that any C/C++ program can just link to it. I searched on
Google and read on some R Internals manual, and it looks to me like a
hard task since most of R functions are not written in C and hence
cannot be statically linked.

Just wonder if anyone has such experience? Any suggestion is greatly
appreciated. Thanks!

Best Regards,

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