[R] R as controller

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 18 15:15:02 CEST 2004

What OS is this?  How do you access a serial port?  On most modern OSes
user processes such as R have no direct access to serial ports.  If access
is via a Unix device, binary connections will probably work.

In my limited experience that expensive software runs under a low-level
OS, MS-DOS or a real-time OS.

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, groensels wrote:

> this may be a 'stupid' question, but it would be great if it exists.
> What's it about? For the control of experiments, special (and expensive)
> software is often necessary. The main 'difficulty' I have is to read
> data from different (measurement) devices and send them to some
> actuators (reading from a serial device and the protocols). Is there a
> package in R for reading and writing to a serial port, including the
> protocols for ADAM modules etc? Or is there anyone having plans to
> program such a package? If it would exist, R could be as a controller,
> which would make life much easier, at least my life :).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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