[R] Share R.net dll without having to share R script code?

Narendra Modi bjpmodi2016 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 00:22:20 CEST 2016

Hi Bob,
Could you explain a bit more on this? How do I use/configure base64?
Any document/example do you have?

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:55 AM, Bob Rudis <bob at rud.is> wrote:
> Ugly idea/option, but you could base64 encode the R script (solely to
> avoid the need to do string quoting) and have that string in the
> source of the R.net code, then pass it in to the eval portion or write
> it out to a temp dir and pass that to the eval portion of the code.
> That way the script is embedded with the DLL and not an extra asset
> that needs to be managed.
> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 10:43 AM, Narendra Modi <bjpmodi2016 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks Duncan. That's useful to know.
>> On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Duncan Murdoch
>> <murdoch.duncan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 14/10/2016 10:00 AM, Narendra Modi wrote:
>>>> Hello Gurus,
>>>> I have built a code snippet using R.net wherein I call couple of R
>>>> scripts to run optimization packages and use the output in C# code.
>>>> The way I call the R scripts is just by providing its location in the
>>>> C# code.
>>>> So, if I have to share the .dll of the complete program, I will also
>>>> have to share the R scripts; actual code. Is there anyway to avoid it;
>>>> not having to share the r script code with users/testers.
>>>> I am considerably new to R. Any suggestion in this direction is
>>>> appreciated!
>>> I don't know what the R.net .dll is, but if it includes R, you need to share
>>> the complete source code of anything you distribute that includes it.  The R
>>> scripts will be only a small part of that.
>>> Sharing less than that is a copyright violation, since you are only licensed
>>> to distribute R under the GPL license, and it requires that you share code
>>> of the original and your modifications.
>>> Duncan Murdoch
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