froth: FORTH for R

froth is a Forth implementation for R. If you’re new to froth or Forth, check out the detailed overview or my in-depth tutorial.

froth is distributed by CRAN. You can download it for your R installation by running:


This implementation comes with a number of differences from other FORTHs:

This will (likely) not be a 1:1 copy of Gforth, I think I’d rather have a forth implementation that is robust and works in R than one that exactly imitates existing Gforth. But…tbd.