[R] using R in .NET apps

Siddique, Amer Amer.Siddique at ssa.gov
Tue Nov 2 18:14:46 CET 2004

I am writing a windows XP app which utilizes the .NET framework. my language
is VB.NET. the Visual basic (VB) compiler will translate VB source code into
microsoft intermediate language (MSIL), thus producing native code on XP.

if I have a multi-tier app with a lower layer datastore (IBM Informix using
ODBC) and a middle tier (for logic and computation), I would like to
incorporate R functionality at this stage and send output to the front end
(display charts, etc.).  

Currently, the .NET IDE incorporates the "Crystal Report" engine for such
needs.  I would like to use R in a similar manner. Perhaps I could expose it
as a windows service (using DCOM?), thus allowing me to programmaticaly
access its abilities within the .NET framework.

HTH. Amer    

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Prof Brian Ripley [mailto:ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 11:45 AM
> To: Siddique, Amer
> Cc: 'r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch'
> Subject: Re: [R] using R in .NET apps
> On Tue, 2 Nov 2004, Siddique, Amer wrote:
> > looking for some thoughts on incorporating R functionality to create
> > histograms of data stored in an informix db.  im gonna write the app
> in .Net
> > and will use a managed provider to access the data. what R libs might I
> have
> > to package in the assemblies? (sorry my Q is general as Ive only just
> looked
> > at wanting this yet)
> Could you translate the question into English?  My guess is that you are
> writing in a lower-cased version of some Microsoft internal language, but
> you don't even mention that this is for Windows (if it is).
> --
> Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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