Re: [Rd] concurrent requests (Rook, but I think the question is more general)

From: Dan Tenenbaum <dtenenba_at_fhcrc.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:14:41 -0700

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 8:45 AM, Richard D. Morey <r.d.morey_at_rug.nl> wrote:
> On 24/10/12 10:55 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>
>>
>> The point is that you need a separate monitoring process or threads. That
>> process can be R, Rserve or any thing else.
>>
>>
>>
>
> Thanks for the tips. This is what I'm currently contemplating:
>
> 1. Main interface starts in user's R session, and opens up the interface
> (HTML/Javascript using Rook package)
> 2. When analysis starts, Rserve is started, with its own web server, using
> Rook, for status updates
> 3. During analysis, main process calls a callback function which uses
> RSassign() to send progress updates to the Rserve server
> 4. HTML/Javascript interface can connect to the webserver on the Rserve
> server to get status updates
> 5. When analysis is done, use RSshutdown() and RSclose() to clean up.
>
> Does this seem reasonable?
>
> One problem I'm having is that when I start Rook on the Rserve server, the
> webserver does not respond (although it is started). Does Rserve only
> respond to requests on the port assigned for RSclient commands?
>
> Best,
> Richard
>
> Here's an example:
>
> #######################
>
> library(Rserve)
>
> ### This works:
>
> stuff = expression({
>
> library(Rook)
> s <- Rhttpd$new()
> s$add(
> app=system.file('exampleApps/helloworld.R',package='Rook'),
> name='hello'
> )
> s$start(quiet=TRUE)
> s$browse(1)
> print(s$full_url(1))
> })
>
> # This will open the browser to the test app, asking for your name
> eval(stuff)
>
> ### This does not:
>
> Rserve(args="--no-save")
> c <- RSconnect()
> RSassign(c, stuff)
>
> # This opens the browser to the correct URL, but the webserver doesn't
> respond.
> RSeval(c, quote(eval(stuff)))
>
>
> #####
> # cleanup
> RSshutdown(c)
> RSclose(c)
>

This "works" for me if I omit the quote(). I get an error, but the webapp seems to work. Also, I didn't eval(stuff) locally, only on the server:

> RSeval(c, eval(stuff))

Loading required package: tools
Loading required package: brew
starting httpd help server ... done
[1] "http://127.0.0.1:15583/custom/hello" Error in parse(text = paste("{", paste(expr, collapse = "\n"), "}")) :   <text>:1:8: unexpected '/'
1: { http:/

          ^
> traceback()

3: parse(text = paste("{", paste(expr, collapse = "\n"), "}")) 2: serialize(parse(text = paste("{", paste(expr, collapse = "\n"),

       "}"))[[1]], NULL)
1: RSeval(c, eval(stuff))
> sessionInfo()

R Under development (unstable) (2012-10-23 r61007) Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0/x86_64 (64-bit)

locale:
[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8

attached base packages:
[1] tools stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods [8] base

other attached packages:
[1] Rook_1.0-8 brew_1.0-6 Rserve_0.6-8 [4] BiocInstaller_1.9.4

Dan

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