Re: [Rd] Non-blocking Eval

From: Martin Kerr <>
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:10:05 +0100

Sorry I phrased that badly.
What I'm trying to do is asynchronously add data to R, i.e. a program will periodically dump some readings to the Rserver and then later on another program will run some analysis scripts on them. I have managed to add the data via CMD_detachedVoidEval as you suggested. How exactly do I go about attaching to the session again? I know it involves some form of session key that comes back from the detach call, but what from does it take? And how do I use this? Thanks AgainMartin
> Subject: Re: [Rd] Non-blocking Eval
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> Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:34:29 -0400
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> To:
> On Jul 19, 2010, at 10:58 AM, Martin Kerr wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> > I'm currently working with the C++ version of the Rserve Client as part of a student project.
> > Is there an implementation of a non-blocking interface to Rserve in C++? I can find one via the Java JRI but no equivalent in C++.
> (Please note that stats-rosuda-devel is the correct list for this.)
> I'm not quite sure what you mean, because in JRI there is idleEval() which is non-blocking in the sense that it doesn't do anything if R is busy but that doesn't apply to Rserve as by definition R cannot be busy there. There is no non-blocking interface to JRI - all calls are synchronous.
> If your question is whether you can start an evaluation in Rserve and not wait for the result then there is CMD_detachedVoidEval in Rserve, but the C++ client only implements a subset of the API which does not include that -- however, it is trivial to implement (just send a request with CMD_detachedVoidEval as there is nothing to decode).
> Cheers,
> Simon

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