[Rcpp-devel] [ANN] RInside 0.2.9

David Ibarra Gómez dibarra at aqualogy.net
Tue Nov 6 08:30:09 CET 2012

Hello Dirk,

        it's nice to see how RInside gets even better. I saw the example of the "R.parseEvalQNT(cmd)". I have a question. Is it supposed to work if the cmd command it's correct but throws an exception (for example the routine crashes because has some NA data)?.


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De: rcpp-devel-bounces at lists.r-forge.r-project.org [mailto:rcpp-devel-bounces at lists.r-forge.r-project.org] En nombre de Dirk Eddelbuettel
Enviado el: martes, 06 de noviembre de 2012 1:42
Para: rcpp-devel at r-forge.wu-wien.ac.at
Asunto: [Rcpp-devel] [ANN] RInside 0.2.9

RInside 0.2.9 went to CRAN early today; I just wrote up a short blog post you can find at


A non-hypertext copy of the post is below.

Cheers, Dirk

    Thinking inside the box

    Mon, 05 Nov 2012

    RInside 0.2.9
    A new version 0.2.9 of RInside arrived on CRAN
    earlier today; Windows binaries have already been
    built too. RInside provides a set of convenience
    classes which facilitate embedding of R inside of
    C++ applications and programs, using the classes
    and functions provided by the Rcpp R and C++
    integration package.

    This release adds a few new features as detailed
    in the extract from the NEWS below.

    A key new feature is the added support for
    resilience to bad user input based on discussions
    and an initial (but altered) patch by Theodore
    Lytras. There are a few ways that this can be
    deployedon so we also added two more example
    programs detailing it. The featured Qt example and
    the Wt example have been updated to use this too.

    Another feature that may be quite useful for some
    is the additonal attempt to find a value for
    R_HOME if none has been set. The value is
    typically found at compile time of the RInside
    package which poses a problem for those using the
    Windows build -- which is shipped as a binary
    reflecting the value of the build system. One
    alternative has always been to build the package
    locally too to get the local value, or to set it
    explicitly. But because the error behaviour - a
    cryptic message of Cannot open base package - is
    confusing to many, we now try to call the R
    function which gets this value from the registry.
    This may need more tweaking and testing, and if
    you use RInside on the Windows platform I would
    appreciate feedback.

    The complete list of changes since the last
    release are summarized below in the corresponding
    NEWS file entry:

        Changes in RInside version 0.2.9 (2012-11-04)

        * Applied (modified) patch by Theodore Lytras
          which lets RInside recover from some parsing
          errors and makes RInside applications more
          tolerant of errors

        * Added non-throwing variants of parseEval()
          and parseEvalQ()

        * Modified Qt and Wt examples of density
          estimation applications to be much more
          resilient to bad user input

        * On Windows, have RInside use R's
          get_R_HOME() function to get R_HOME value
          from registry if not set by user

        * Added note to examples/standard/Makefile.win
          that R_HOME may need to be set to run the
          executables - so either export your local
          value, or re-install RInside from source to
          have it reflected in the library build of

        * Updated CMake build support for standard,
          armadillo and eigen

        * Improved CMake builds of examples/standard,
          examples/eigen and examples/armadillo by
          detecting architecture

    CRANberries also provides a short report with
    changes from the previous release. More
    information is on the RInside page. Questions,
    comments etc should go to the rcpp-devel mailing
    list off the Rcpp R-Forge page.

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