[Rcpp-devel] No matching function for calls to Rmath.h

Romain Francois romain at r-enthusiasts.com
Thu Sep 16 22:10:58 CEST 2010

Le 16/09/10 22:00, Davor Cubranic a écrit :
> On 2010-09-15, at 4:30 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
>> It's a feature :)
>> First, the fix -- use ::Rf_dpois to access R's scalar variant directly:
> Thanks, that indeed solved the problem.
>> The NEWS file etc would have lead you there, but then we tend to change so
>> many things that it is easy to overlook items :)
> I did read the announcement, but completely missed the significance of:
>>     o   new sugar functions for statistical distributions (d-p-q-r functions)
>> 	with distributions : unif, norm, gamma, chisq, lnorm, weibull, logis,
>> 	f, pois, binom, t, beta.
> I should have added that in my original code, I ran into this error while I was in RcppArmadillo-land, so the new functions on NumericVectors did not really cross my mind.
> I knew there were 'Rf_'-prefixed flavours of each of these functions in Rmath.h, but thought they were the same. (I remember seeing '#define dpois Rf_dpois', or something like that.) Are 'Rf_' names the recommended ones?
> Can we have 'Rcpp::dpois(double, double, int)'

I was thinking about that. I think we can do that, probably making them 

> or even not shadow the 'dpois' in the global namespace at all?

That we cannot do. There is no "dpois" symbol in the R api, only 
Rf_dpois. "dpois" in R is a macro

> I already changed my code to use '::Rf_dpois', so I'm mostly just curious from the technical standpoint. I *had* thought of trying '::dpois' before emailing this list, but that did not help at all and it feels like it would be a good thing (as a C++ programmer) to understand why it did not.

See above. There is no "dpois". macros are evil.

> Davor

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