The R package rxylib provides and access to the C++ library xylib by wrapping the library using Rcpp. For supported data formats see

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i. Requirements

  • Windows (32/64bit): Rtools (provided by CRAN)
  • macOS: Xcode (provided by Apple)
  • Linux: gcc often comes pre-installed in most distributions.

ii. Install the package (development version)

To install the stable version from CRAN, simply run the following from an R console:


To install the latest development builds directly from GitHub, run


To install a developer build other than 'master', replace the term 'master' in the code line by the name of the wanted developer build.


Please note that the package uses two different licences

Package rxylib license

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Library xylib license

The library itself is NOT part of the GPL-3 license conditions of the package and available under LGPL license conditions only cf.


  • Between 2017-2019, the work of Sebastian Kreutzer as maintainer of the package was supported by LabEx LaScArBx (ANR - n. ANR-10-LABX-52).

  • From 2020, Sebastian Kreutzer received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 844457 (project: CREDit).