[R] R as a server on Linux

Martin Morgan mtmorgan at fhcrc.org
Tue Apr 24 21:06:35 CEST 2007



offers a more structured approach to this -- map R functions and data
classes to their Java representation, expose Java as a web service,
service requests using persistent R workers.


Markus Loecher <markus at insightfromdata.com> writes:

> Hi,
> 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 ?
> Thanks!
> Markus
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Martin Morgan
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