OCaml-R is an Objective Caml binding embedding R's interpreter into
OCaml code. It also provides bindings to R's standalone mathematical
library, and has embryonic support for R's standard libraries.
It can be used to build R datastructures in memory, call R functions
and convert the returned value to OCaml datastructures.
The API documentation is available
opam install ocaml-r
# #require "ocaml-r.base";; # open OCamlR_base;; # Numeric.(of_list [3. ; 1. ; 4. ; 1. ; 5. ; 9.] |> print);;  3 1 4 1 5 9 - : unit = ()
To access functions from package
# #require "ocaml-r.stats";; # OCamlR_stats.rnorm 6 |> Numeric.print;;  0.17350351 -0.72756521 2.02369760 -0.77302094 -1.28523133 0.05172992 - : unit = ()
There are other packages.
ocaml-r.math links to the standalone
mathematical shared library of R. Other packages, such as R.base and
R.stats are embryonic bindings of R's standard library. Help is very
welcome on this side.
OCaml-R was initially written by Maxence Guesdon. It was a rather
simple binding that was used essentially by feeding strings to the R
interpreter parser and evaluation function, and providing data
conversion functions for simple R types. This was version 0.1 of
Version 0.2, is essentially an almost complete rewrite by Guillaume
Yziquel providing tight integration with the R library. It can
dissect R values to expose their internal structures to OCaml (though
this shouldn't be the most useful aspect, nor the recommended way to
use this binding), it construct R calls by building up R values
directly, integrates OCaml's and R's garbage collectors (though
somewhat poorly), chains R exceptions back to Objective Caml, and
provides static initialisation of the R interpreter.
Starting 2012, Philippe Veber took over the maintainance.
Copyright 2008-2010 INRIA - Maxence Guesdon.
Copyright 2009-2010 Guillaume Yziquel.
Copyright 2011-2018 Philippe Veber.
Licenced under the GPL version 3.
>= "v0.14" & build
build & >= "v0.14"