cytolib provides the c++ headers and library file for users to use and interact with the GatingSet (the gated cytometry data structure) at c++ level.

The cytolib package is installed in the normal R manner without the need of any user efforts.

All packages wishing to use the libraries in cytolib only need to:

• add cytolib to LinkingTo field in DESCRIPTION file so that the compiler knows where to find the headers when user package is complied e.g.

LinkingTo: cytolib
• set PKG_LIBS in src/Makevars file so that linker can find and linked to the libcytolib.a file e.g.

PKG_LIBS =\${R_HOME}/bin/Rscript -e "cytolib::LdFlags()"

See flowWorkspace package for the example of using cytolib.