[R] Build a R into a single static library on windows?

Chen, Zehao zehao.chen at lehman.com
Wed Jun 18 17:31:23 CEST 2008

> Hi R users,
> I've been developing a C++ library that depends on R through R.dll.
> The current way is to have R directories somewhere and have R_HOME
> pointing to it. This works. But it's inconvenient when deploying this
> library since the whole R distribution has to be deployed with it.
> It would be very nice if there is some way to build R into a single
> static library that any C/C++ program can just link to it. I searched
> on Google and read on some R Internals manual, and it looks to me like
> a hard task since most of R functions are not written in C and hence
> cannot be statically linked.
> Just wonder if anyone has such experience? Any suggestion is greatly
> appreciated. Thanks!
> Best Regards,
> Zehao
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