[R] DCom / StatConnector / Windows-Cygnus-Gcc ?
oliver at oekologie.biologie.uni-mainz.de
Thu Oct 5 17:26:15 CEST 2000
Hello List !
I want to use R as statistical & Graphical Tool for biological
simulation programs. So, I want to combine my programs (written
under cygnus-gcc on NT4.0) with R 18.104.22.168 under Windows.
The data, produced by my program will be sent to R. There it should
be statistically "transformed" and graphically displayed. The
simulation program may wait until R has calculated and displayed
the data. (Well, if both may work independently, "online" display of
the data this would be nice as well, but there is no need to.)
Following possibilities came to my attention by the email-Archives (&
thanks to Yves Gauvreau)
1) embedding the C-Program into R ( .C - Call)
2) using the DCom/StatConnector
3) use the R-Source code and compile it into my program
About 1): I want to keep the simulation program seperated from the
(graphical) output. So, anybody who wants to check (or use) the
proghram without graphic can do so easily. So, it would be easier,
not to change the program into this concept. I would appreciate an
About 2) I have problems in finding documentation about
2a: Where can I get a Docu about it ? (Like interface specifications
2b Has anybody a (simple) example, how he used it ? Best from
within a C/C++ Program ?
2c It is possible, to link Windows-DLLs to a Cygwin-Gcc program,
thus making it (possibly ?) DCom aware. Has anybody done this
3) Compiling the source code will be tedious :) I fear. Especially I
will loose all possibilities to use the different packages in future
programms. Has anybody tried this ?
I tend to the opinion, that 1) would be the easiest (but not to the
general solucion for my problems) and 2) the nicest possibility, but
not too easy. But, I'd like to know more about this.
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