[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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