[R-SIG-Mac] RGnumeric plugin

Jacob Michaelson jjmichael at comcast.net
Mon Mar 7 01:20:29 CET 2005

I want to take advantage of the huge functionality that would come from 
linking R functions into the Gnumeric spreadsheet environment.  I've 
already got Gnumeric up and running via Apple's X11.  I've got a few 

1. Has anyone successfully gotten this to work on Mac OS X (I'm running 

2. The RGumeric instructions ( 
http://www.omegahat.org/RGnumeric/README.html ) note that (among many 
other things) R would have to be recompiled from source and built as a 
shared library.  The last time the install page for RGnumeric was 
updated was in 2002...does R still support being built as a shared 

3.  Assuming that R may still be built as a shared library, I don't 
want to build anything on top of my current installation of R.  Can I 
build R into some other directory, and just place the libR.so file 
where it needs to be, or will this cause a lot of dependency/linking 
problems?  If so, what would be the best way to get R as a shared 
library without destroying my current installation of R?

Thanks in advance,

Jake Michaelson

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