[Rcpp-devel] How to make an R package that uses Boost.Thread, qualified to be published on CRAN or shared by the most

Simon simonqijiezhao at gmail.com
Sun Nov 3 02:35:40 CET 2013


Thank you.

Yeah, but as (
) said, Boost.Thread /must/ be built separately.

On 11/02/2013 11:07 PM, Jay Emerson wrote:
> Simon,
> If Boost.Thread is only headers, it would be a candidate to include in
> package BH.  This would greatly simplify life for you and the users of
> your package.
> Jay
> On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Simon <simonqijiezhao at gmail.com
> <mailto:simonqijiezhao at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Hi,
>     Recently, I made an R package that used the C++ library
>     Boost.Thread
>     (http://www.boost.org/doc/libs/1_54_0/doc/html/thread.html) for
>     multithreading.  Previously, I have posted a question at
>     stackoverflow
>     (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19651954/is-it-possible-to-build-an-r-package-which-use-rcpp-and-boost-thread-on-http),
>     but now my questions becomes:
>     1) if I want to upload my package onto CRAN, what am I supposed to
>     do with Boost.Thread?
>     Or
>     2) I want to share my package with others, Must it be submitted to
>     CRAN? I am not an expert, but I am trying to make my package to be
>     used by the most, so I encounter these problem.
>     3) Boost is a third party library, and the separately-compiled
>     library Boost.Thread is used by my package.  To make a package
>     stand-alone, the best way I can imagine is to include the the
>     library source files under my package's src directory.  What if I
>     just publish my package, and tell users they should install Boost
>     before their use of my package?  Initially, I just want to use
>     what I know about to make an R package that everyone can use,
>     however, I found that to make the most to use my package, there
>     are a lot to consider, though under Ubuntu, that's a lot easier,
>     an apt-get command will install the Boost.  The question on
>     stackoverflow
>     (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19651954/is-it-possible-to-build-an-r-package-which-use-rcpp-and-boost-thread-on-http)
>     is about Windows, from the answer I am not going to struggle to
>     provide support for Windows, at least now I suppose.  Is it a
>     common practice for the user themselves to install a third party
>     library like Boost.Thread?
>     Best regards,
>     Simon
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> Studies
> Department of Statistics
> Yale University
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