[R] Java/C interface with R

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Thu Sep 16 17:49:26 CEST 1999

On Thu, 16 Sep 1999, Lionel Siau wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm rarther curious if it is possible to interface C or Java GUIs with
> the underlying R statistical engine. SPLUS has something like this in
> S+SDK.

Up to a point.  The Gnome and Windows ports use R as a backend library and
feed commands to it from a GUI frontend. You could do something similar.

Also, a .Java() interface may be available Real Soon Now to allow popping
up Java things from R functions.  I am currently doing something like this
only less elegant with sockets to control dynamic graphics in Java.


Thomas Lumley
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Washington, Seattle

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