[R] Compile R into a standalone EXE for WINNT

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 7 09:09:25 CEST 2003

On Tue, 6 May 2003, Falk Huettmann wrote:

> I have an R script (transferred from SPLUS) and would like to compile a
> standalone EXE (or DLL)
> for WINNT. Would somebody know how this works or how it could be done ?

To do what exactly?  You cannot compile R code to machine code: you need
an R interpreter.

I don't see the point of having a single script as an application anyway: 
don't you need some control, e.g. of the input?

It is possible to write a graphical front end in e.g. Visual Basic and use 
that to send a script to an embedded R interpreter (most easily by DCOM 
under Windows, but it can be done directly).

Perhaps you could start at the beginning and tell us what you want to 
achieve (rather than asking for some specific technical solution)?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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