[R] Re: Welcome to the "R-help" mailing list

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Tue May 10 09:18:13 CEST 2005

On Tue, 10 May 2005, Li, Xiaolei wrote:

Yes, welcome, and please note the clear instructions for users in the
posting guide, to wit:  give an informative subject, and read the
necessary documentation first.

In your case, just accessing the "Packages" link in the navigation bar of 
the CRAN website would take you straight to the source package you are 
interested in. As the name suggests, source packages contain the source 
code for a package. The posting guide also suggests (firmly) that 
questions about packages should be addressed to their maintainers. 

As the maintainer of spdep, I may be able to respond to motivated 
questions off-list, but I doubt that your approach is going to be 
fruitful; there are usually better ways of doing things than writing C++, 
in fact writing R can be just as productive, and is much easier to debug.

> I am trying to pass some R objects to C++ code. However, after reading
> through the mannual "Writing R extensioms" for version 2.1.0
> (2005-04-18),
> I still couldn't figure out:
> 1) How can I see .c files in a package? For example, I am interested in
> looking at source files in "Spdep".
> 2) Can I include whichever header files I find in my C++ code, if I
> eventually will load the C++ code into R?
> 3) If yes to 2), where are header files of packages such as "Spdep"?
> 4) Any written code to handle matrices in this interface with C++?
> Thanks
> Xiaolei
> ______________________________________
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Roger Bivand
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Economics and Business Administration, Helleveien 30, N-5045 Bergen,
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