[Rcpp-devel] A beginners guide to Rcpp

Jay Emerson jayemerson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 29 14:47:31 CET 2012

I'm not sure I'd go quite this far in ragging on the C API.  For someone
who wants to write plain-vanilla C code (without C++) working on vectors
and matrices, it really seems acceptable to me.  If someone doesn't have at
least some basic technical ability, they shouldn't be writing C or C++
code, anyway.

However, for more advanced use of the API and C++, I'm completely with you.

I'll look this over, Hadley, once things settle down.  Thanks for your
efforts on this!


On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Hadley Wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is _possible_ to write C or Fortran code for use in R, but it will
> be painful; Rcpp provides a clean, approachable API that lets you
> write high-performance code, insulated from R's arcane C API.

John W. Emerson (Jay)
Associate Professor of Statistics, Adjunct, and Acting Director of Graduate
Department of Statistics
Yale University
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.r-forge.r-project.org/pipermail/rcpp-devel/attachments/20121129/9249e96e/attachment.html>

More information about the Rcpp-devel mailing list