Re: [R] client-server setup for R

From: roger bos <roger.bos_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 25 Mar 2005 - 02:56:46 EST

Maybe I didn't state my question as well as I should have. First of all, this is a windows environment. I currently run R on my desktop and I also have a server that I use that the connect to using remote desktop. Each machine has 4GB of memory and is a P4. I run R on my machine and on the server so I can have two programs running at once. Other people in the company don't have as much memory as I do and have older machines, so they may have trouble running R on their desktop. And two people can't remote desktop into the server at the same time.

So my restated question is, how do I share my server with other useRs?  If this is more of an IT question than an R question, I apologize, but it seems that S+ have a server version where clients connect from their desktop and submit jobs and I was wonder is there is an R version.

On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 09:47:53 -0500, Huntsinger, Reid <reid_huntsinger@merck.com> wrote:
> Is running R directly on the server machine and displaying via X or Xvnc an
> option?
>
> Reid Huntsinger
>
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> Subject: [R] client-server setup for R
>
> I am currently the only use-R at my company, but they are considering
> buy a more powerful server and letting multiple people use it. They
> asked me if R supports client-server setups. I know S+ has a server
> version that does that. I didn't find anything about that on CRAN,
> but hopefully someone can correct me.
>
> I did see some stuff about R web servers
> (
http://franklin.imgen.bcm.tmc.edu/R.web.servers/ )
> and that looked very interesting, but I don't know which one is best
> and I don't want to spend all my time in HTML programming to make
> front ends of all the users. If I have no choice but to go the web
> server route, which one is the most mature?
>
> If I can't show them a pluasible solution, IT will make use buy S+
> server and I will have to modify all my code to make it work. I
> really enjoy working in R.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Roger J. Bos
>
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