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Re: How to use R within Mathematica

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  • Subject: [mg100800] Re: How to use R within Mathematica
  • From: Mark Fisher <particlefilter at>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 05:40:51 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jun 13, 6:07 am, Erich Neuwirth <erich.neuwi... at>
> I stumbled upon your question.
> On Windows, it is easy to use R from within Mathematica.
> You just have to download and install the
> statconnDCOM server (free for noncommerial use)
> from
> The following piece of code shows how you than
> can use R from within Mathematica.
> Needs["NETLink`"]
> myR = CreateCOMObject["RCOMServerLib.StatConnector"]
> myR@Init["R"]
> myR@SetSymbol["xxx",12321]
> result1=myR@GetSymbol["xxx"]
> myR@EvaluateNoReturn["randmat<-matrix(rnorm(100),10)"]
> rmat=myR@GetSymbol["randmat"]
> result2=myR@Evaluate["solve(matrix(1:4,2))"]
> Dobromir Tzotchev wrote:
> > I would like to use functions from some R libraries within Mathametica.=
 I have seen that there exists a software called RLink but it is not readil=
y available.  Is the way to go to use the R functionaly in C/C++  and t=
hen use MathLink to call the C/C++ functions?
> > Thanks.      

Very interesting. I just downloading and installed RAndFriends from, which installs R, rcom, rscproxy, statconnDCOM, and
RExcel (I canceled the installation when I got to RExcel).

I order to run your code, I had to modify it as follows:

myR = CreateCOMObject["StatConnectorSrv.StatConnector"]

You example illustrates a number of methods, such as SetSymbol,
Evaluate, etc. I was able to infer


(and then use ReleaseCOMObject[myR]).

Do know where I might find the full set of methods?


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