[Rd] IPC

Sean O'Riordain sean.oriordain at gmail.com
Sun Aug 21 15:11:56 CEST 2005

for very low bandwidth IPC I'd just use a standard web page form using
a GET... so all you have to do is call a URL with the parameters
embedded in the URL, e.g.


If your bandwidth requirements are a bit higher then you have to start
using POST which is a bit more complicated though... so at that stage
I might use SOAP.


On 21/08/05, Nigel Sim <nigel.sim at jcu.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi, I need to somehow make R communicate with another remote JAVA
> process which provides compute services. I have control over the
> communications protocol, but I would like to keep it to a standardised
> protocol, such as SOAP, CORBA, etc.
> What I would like to know is, what do other people use to do this? The
> nature of the communications will be low bandwidth procedure calls, with
> little data. (The data is stored in a DBMS). To date I have tried the
> RCORBA and SSOAP packages. Corba I couldn't get to compile, and soap I
> couldn't get to talk properly to soapanywhere (the embedded soap
> implementation I am trialing).
> I'm sure with persistence I can get both working, but I would like to
> hear others experiences before I invest the time.
> Thank you for your time.
> --
> Nigel Sim
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> School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
> James Cook University
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