[Rcpp-devel] RInside status
david.bellot at gmail.com
Mon Feb 27 14:07:32 CET 2017
thanks a lot for your swift and accurate answer. Very much appreciated !
so indeed RInside is what I need exactly as my problem was indeed to embed
R into another software and not just to wrap a C++ library to be used in R.
On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 12:34 PM, Dirk Eddelbuettel <edd at debian.org> wrote:
> On 27 February 2017 at 11:19, David Bellot wrote:
> | I would like to know the status of the RInside project. In the Subversion
> | repository on R-Forge, the description file says the version is 0.2.10.1
> We, not unlike many other people, have been a little sloppy in closing the
> OLD and ABANDONED svn repository when moving to GitHub.
> You should look at CRAN for current and meaningful hints. Start at
> https://cloud.r-project.org/package=RInside # CDN, mirrored
> https://cran.r-project.org/package=RInside # Vienna, main host
> where the DESCRIPTION file with its BugReports URL points to GitHub:
> R> packageDescription("RInside")[["BugReports"]]
>  "https://github.com/eddelbuettel/rinside/issues"
> It is true that my page at
> also points at the SVN (which I'll fix now) but it _also_ contains a more
> current ChangeLog subset.
> Google points me (even in no-cookie, anon mode) to GitHub too for I search
> for 'RInside source code'. GitHub is second, the SVN in not in the
> | https://r-forge.r-project.org/scm/viewvc.php/pkg/
> | rinside) and here http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com/code/rinside/ the latest
> | is 0.2.11
> | But in both cases, the code is at least 3 to 5 years old.
> RInside uses Rcpp to talk R, making use of the _embedding API_ of R.
> As R is *very* good at maintaining its interfaces, we have not needed many
> changes for RInside. It. Just. Works.
> | I would like to use it to embed R in a software I'm writing and give the
> | the possibility to write their "plugins" to my software in R. So far my
> | can use Python to do that (thanks to Boost.Python). The problem is as
> | the C++ code will instantiate and call R objects and the R objects
> should be
> | able to access other C++ objects and call C++ functions too. The C++
> | cannot be copied to R. In Boost.Python, it happily works, so now I want
> to add
> | support for R too.
> | So has this project been abandonned ? Is there anything else than
> RInside I
> | should use ?
> It is alive and well. Just this month I committed a rather nice new
> user-contributed example.
> | Maybe Rcpp has everything to do that now and RInside is not needed
> anymore ?
> You misunderstand how one embed R. You very much want RInside, and it will
> work just fine for your use case -- which is what it was made for.
> Cheers, Dirk
> http://dirk.eddelbuettel.com | @eddelbuettel | edd at debian.org
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