[R] R as a server on Linux

Markus Loecher markus at insightfromdata.com
Tue Apr 24 20:15:43 CEST 2007

I am trying to avid the somewhat costly startup overhead of launching 
a separate R executable for each "client" request on Linux.
My current architecture is such that My Java client explicitly calls 
R in batch mode and passes it certain parameters. The initital 
startup takes almost 10 seconds because R has to load a bunch of 
libraries as well as a moderately large, previously created workspace.
I am thinking that it would be so much more eficient to instead have 
R act as a server and fork off a thread for each client query. Is 
that possible at all ?


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