[R] skeleton for package containing C code?

Thomas Petzoldt thpe at simecol.de
Wed Nov 19 21:15:28 CET 2008

Rainer M Krug wrote:
> Hi
> I looked in the "writing R extensions" and also into package.skeleton,
> but could not find anything:
> I am looking for a skeleton or simple example on how to create a
> package which contains C++ code.
> I only want to implement one function, so nothing complicated. The
> idea is to use the package to make it easier to install the function
> on several Linux computers - no windows required at the moment.
> Thanks,
> Rainer

Hi Rainer,

you can download a minimal R package with C source from here:


You can also include C++ files in src/ if you provide plain C interfaces 
as described in "Writing R Extensions".

Hope that helps ...

Thomas P.

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