[Rcpp-devel] Exposing a large number of C++ classes in R

Whit Armstrong armstrong.whit at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 14:43:50 CET 2016

I've been thinking for a while about using clang to do source-to-source
translation to generate the R bindings for a given c++ class.

There are lots of examples online, but I haven't yet tackled this for R.


good luck!


On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 7:58 AM, Holger Hoefling <hhoeflin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to write a package that exposes a large number of C++ classes
> from an external project to R and was looking into how to lighten the
> workload. Dirk already pointed my to the RcppR6 package, which looks really
> useful.
> However, even this would require to write quite a bit of yaml to achieve
> this. So, is there a converter (e.g. based on doxygen xml) that can help
> with the yaml writing?
> Does anyone have more experience and can give pointers on how to best
> approach this problem?
> Also, how best to handle multiple inheritance in this context?
> Thanks a lot for anyone's help!
> Holger
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