[Rcpp-devel] rcpp as a compiler to create stand-alone applications

Steve Lianoglou mailinglist.honeypot at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 21:00:18 CET 2012

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM, Douglas Bates <bates at stat.wisc.edu> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 2:44 AM, B, Nitika (GE Global Research)
> <Nitika.B at ge.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Can we use rcpp to convert an R program into a C++ program and hence create
>> a stand-alone executable – that does not need R to be installed? This
>> question is with respect to deployment of R applications.
> I think what you want is closer to Rinside than to Rcpp, per se.

I think (I've been wrong before) what they would both like is actually
closer to what MATLAB's compiler does:


You can (supposedly -- I've never done it (or seen it work (I'm not
saying it doesn't work (anybody else love lisp?))) compile your matlab
file along with a "matlab runtime" that allows you to package up a
self-contained (looking) application.

It's a cool idea, but ...


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