[R] Calling R functions from C++ under VS2005

Dirk Eddelbuettel edd at debian.org
Thu Dec 22 17:12:36 CET 2011

On 22 December 2011 at 15:25, Jawad Elomari wrote:
| I'm trying to call some of R's statistical functions within my C++
| code, developed under VS2005, but I can't seem to find out how to do

i)   As has been stated fairly frequently, R itself does not build under
     VS* making the linking of C code hard-but-possible and C++ code
     impossible (as function header information is not standardized).

| it. I tried RInside and Rcpp, but they either don't work on Windows or
| with VS. 

ii)  Both Rcpp and RInside work perfectly well on Windows, given the standard
     Windows toolchain.  (RInside did have a bug but this is now fixed.)

     The Rcpp FAQ has more to say about VS* (ie that you cannot expect this
     to work if R itself can't work with the compiler)

iii) If you _must_ use VS$whatever then your best bet may be looser coupling
     via networking and using Rserve.

     If you can switch compilers then Rcpp / RInside can be of interest; and the
     rest of the R API is also at your disposal.
Hope this helps,  Dirk

| Is there a way to do this?
| Appreciate the help.
| Regards,
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