dependsAttribute: Rcpp::depends Attribute

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Rcpp::depends Attribute


The Rcpp::depends attribute is added to a C++ source file to indicate that it has a compilation dependency on one or more other packages. For example:

// [[Rcpp::depends(RcppArmadillo)]]



Packages which the source file depends on for compilation


The Rcpp::depends attribute is used by the implementation of the sourceCpp function to correctly setup the build environment for R CMD SHLIB.

The include directories of the specified packages are added to the CLINK_CPPFLAGS environment variable. In addition, if the referenced package provides an inline plugin it is called to determine additional environment variables required to successfully build.


The Rcpp::depends attribute is specified using a syntax compatible with the new generalized attributes feature of the C++11 standard. Note however that since this feature is not yet broadly supported by compilers it needs to be specified within a comment (see examples below).

See Also



## Not run: 

// [[Rcpp::depends(RcppArmadillo)]]

// [[Rcpp::depends(Matrix, RcppGSL)]]

## End(Not run)

Rcpp documentation built on March 18, 2022, 6:49 p.m.