[R] Is there someone working on an R interface for Numerical Recipes?

Timothy H. Keitt tklistaddr at keittlab.bio.sunysb.edu
Wed Nov 28 17:46:48 CET 2001

I would recommend the GNU Scientific Library 
(http://sources.redhat.com/gsl/) over Numerical Recipes. The general 
concensus is that the NR code is pretty poor quality (and the algorithms 
are a bit out-of-date as well).


Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

>MChow at genelogic.com writes:
>>Or can I easily call the routines in Numerical Recipes from within R?
>Methods for interfacing to general C or Fortran code are outlined in
>the "R Extensions" manual.
>You should however beware that the licenses on R and NR are in
>conflict, and that you might get into difficulties in distributing
>your code. I don't think there's much material in NR that isn't
>already covered by other routines in R.

Timothy H. Keitt
Department of Ecology and Evolution
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York 11794 USA
Phone: 631-632-1101, FAX: 631-632-7626

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