[R] GSL in C code for R

Charles C. Berry cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu
Fri Apr 16 22:18:06 CEST 2010

On Fri, 16 Apr 2010, J. Sebastian Tello wrote:

> Dear fellow R users,
> I am now investing time in learning how to use compiled C code to 
> produces functions that can be used in R. I am just starting, and there 
> is much that I need to learn, so I have a question that might be 
> straight forward. I am learning how to use function in the C library GSL 
> (gnu scientific library), to write C code, that I then plant to use in 
> R. Is there any problem in doing this? I mean, using functions of GSL to 
> write C funtions to then use them in R? I just want to make sure that 
> this approach is correct, before I invest more time trying to figure out 
> how to include GSL functions into my C functions. Any commentaries, 
> insights or advice will be highly appreciated.

per the posting guide ("Do Your Homework" section), you should do this:


If you are considering doing something that might be submitted to 
BioConductor, you should read up on what they require:


IIRC, they tend to discourage the use of external libraries.

The R API is rich with functions that provide a lot of what GSL has, so 
you might want to study that before committing to GSL.



> Sebastian
> J. Sebastián Tello
> Department of Biological Sciences
> 285 Life Sciences Building
> Louisiana State University
> Baton Rouge, LA, 70803
> (225) 578-4284 (office and lab.)
> 	[[alternative HTML version deleted]]

Charles C. Berry                            (858) 534-2098
                                             Dept of Family/Preventive Medicine
E mailto:cberry at tajo.ucsd.edu	            UC San Diego
http://famprevmed.ucsd.edu/faculty/cberry/  La Jolla, San Diego 92093-0901

More information about the R-help mailing list