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using R from APL

Postby Ellis Morgan on Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:42 pm

At the APLwiki there are instructions for setting up your computer to use R from APL. this link gets you there.

The second step
Install R package rcproxy from ...
fails for me with the message

the requested page 'bin/windows/contrib/2.8/rscproxy/_1.2-zip/' could not be found

The third step fails because it detects the proxy is not there.
Can anyone tell me what I should do to get started?

Thanks Ellis
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Re: using R from APL

Postby Morten|Dyalog on Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:15 am

Hi Ellis! Are you able to get your hands on a copy of Dyalog v14.0? It comes with an R interface with up-to-date installation instructions.
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Re: using R from APL

Postby Fiona|Dyalog on Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:38 am

You can see the documentation for our R interface at (Chapter 4 details Installation and Initialisation processes).

UPDATE: Link corrected - thanks for pointing this out Ray!
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Re: using R from APL

Postby Phil Last on Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:56 am

Fiona|Dyalog wrote: APL R Interface Guide.pdf

I'm afraid this is a broken link.
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Re: using R from APL

Postby askom on Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:28 pm


This package has been removed from CRAN, because of license problem.
A bit outdated version is available from ... index.html

But the right way is to use rcom from

Thanks for notification. I will edit the wiki page.

This r2apl interface is very compact and easy to use. An OOP implementation
with additional features is shipping with v.14, as Morten mentioned above.

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using R from APL??

Postby askom on Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:28 pm


I'm in the latest version for macOS.

Dyalog APL/S-64 Version 16.0.32742
Unicode Edition
Fri Apr 20 15:55:16 2018

Rebuilding user command cache... done
)copy rconnect
Dyalog/ws/rconnect.dws saved Fri Apr 6 06:06:24
r←⎕new R
and here the message "Interpreter exited with code 133"

Please help.

P.S. I haven't find Rconnect topic under Interfaces.
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