[R] compiling an R script
murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Wed May 12 15:20:09 CEST 2010
On 12/05/2010 8:34 AM, Jean-Christophe Domenge wrote:
> Dear R gurus,
> some guy at my company would like to compile a script written in R.
> In short he would like to create an execution directory containing only
> resulting from the compilation of R and C++ sources, while
> keeping the said sources on another machine.
He needs to write a new front end. The front end should have the script
compiled into it, then after initializing R,
it should parse and execute the script.
The executable won't be self-contained. Normally R is compiled into
several dynamic libraries (.dlls on Windows); it may be possible to
compile it statically. However, R relies on its own library directory
containing installed versions of packages. As far as I know there is no
way to avoid using that.
By the way, your guy shouldn't expect any support on doing this in the
R-help list; it's a topic for the R-devel list. And he may not get much
sympathy there: R is an open source project, and developing ways to
hide code is not something that interests most of us.
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