[R] R executables

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Nov 30 16:30:26 CET 2001

On Fri, 30 Nov 2001, Coby Needle wrote:

> Dear all,
> I am developing Fortran code for general distribution, which will
> assist fisheries scientists in making forecasts about future fish-stock
> population dynamics.  I have produced an S-PLUS script which
> takes the output from this code and generates the necessary
> summary plots, but I am aware that not everyone can afford
> to buy S-PLUS.
> Hence, I am interested in the use of R to produce these plots.
> I could, of course, include an R-script in my software distribution
> and direct people to where they could get R for themselves, but
> it would preferable to use R to create a stand-alone plotting
> executable with which plots could be produced without having
> to run R.  My question is: is it possible to do this?

I guess you mean on Windows?  Yes, you could by embedding R in your own
front end.  Note the requirements of GPL, though, which require you to
distribute all the source code for R with your executable.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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