[R] R & PHP (moving slightly offtopic, sorry)
jmarca at translab.its.uci.edu
Fri Jun 7 01:38:07 CEST 2002
On Thu, Jun 06, 2002 at 11:53:50AM -0700 or thereabouts, Joe Conway wrote:
> Christian Schulz wrote:
> > Hi,
> > have anybody experience or do something in R with PHP togehter (...and
> > MySQL as DB) ?
> > It would be nice for a exchange of ideas !
> > Thanks for advance & regards,
> > christian
> I've done a little with R, PHP, and PostgreSQL together. The details are
> probably a bit off-topic for the list, but I'll be happy to discuss my
> approach off-list if you'd like.
> Ultimately I'd love to see an R extension written for PHP. It would be
> very slick if R could be called from PHP to cook raw data, and then
> output a graph to a GD device directly. I might even attempt it myself
> at some point, but at the moment I don't have the time to take on
> something of that magnatude.
I may be a complete lunatic, but I am having reasonably good luck with
a combination of Perl and TemplateToolkit. I write templates for
TT that shuttle data from MySQL with Perl into pre-cooked R code.
I assume there are template libraries for PHP (a language I have
never used), and that you can do something similar without too much effort.
My application is processing streaming GPS data, which I process with various
routines from spatstat and geoR. The data changes, but the core code
remains the same, so it is a good candidate for a template.
This is not an integration of R and Perl (or R and PHP, or any other web
server language), but it is quick to implement and stable.
Of course, my implementation would probably scare small children
and make the R and Perl gurus gnash their teeth, but so it goes.
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