Re: [Rd] R-Server remotecontrolled via browser-GUI

From: Bos, Roger <>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 12:42:31 -0400

In response to Martin's suggestion, if you DID want a fairly simple way to provide light-weight web access to R, Rpad would be a good choice. I actually run SQL Server 2005, Apache, and R/Rpad on the same server, but the usage is very light in terms of number of users. It was pretty quick to set up and making a new Rpad page is really easy.

HTH, Roger  

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[] On Behalf Of Martin Morgan Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 11:28 AM To: idontwant googeltospyafterme
Subject: Re: [Rd] R-Server remotecontrolled via browser-GUI

Hi Josuah

RWebServices might be a different approach. It allows R functions and methods to be deployed as SOAP-based web services, and relies on an underlying Java architecture that uses JMS to separate the web services front end from a collection of R workers (on different machines). This seems more scalable than putting the R workers on the same machine as the Apache server.

Entry point here:

There is quite a learning curve and technology commitment associated with this, so not the best solution for providing light-weight web access to R.


"idontwant googeltospyafterme" <> writes:

> dear r-community,
> currently i have a workflow as following:
> data in online-MYSQL-database via .csv into R for analysis, results
> back to mysql.
> generating graphics for reports also.
> that's ok, but i need some process-optimization.
> i'd like to run r directly on the webserver. analysis should work
> automatically, after the appropriate r-script was selected in a
> browser-gui for R.
> until know after collecting some information, i think the best
> approach to reach that goal is:
> * using mod_R / RApache to run multiple instances of r on the server,
> * build a website that will serve as frontend/gui for r either with
> html/php or some ajax-framework,
> * connect R to the database with one of the available db-packages to
> fetch the survey-data
> * put the r-scripts for analysis somewhere on the server
> * use cairo for generation of the images
> * and see what happens...
> i would like to know, if my construction seems good to you, if you
> have other recommendations or constructive critics and what you think
> about the effort for configuring mod_R/RAPACHE, cairo and the
> db-package for r.
> thanks a lot in advance for your help!
> cheers,
> josuah r.
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Martin Morgan
Bioconductor / Computational Biology

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